GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word circumlocution is indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly).
|herald||messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher|
|habituate||accustom or familiarize; addict|
|construe||explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue|
|impetus||moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse|
|disaffected||disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty|
|hierarchy||arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority|
|minute||extremely small; CF. minutes: official record of the proceedings at a meeting|
|rectify||set right; correct; CF. rect-: right|