GRE Word List

CIVIL

having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic

The meaning of the word civil is having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic.

Random words

WordMeaning
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misconstrueinterpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
anecdoteshort story of an amusing or interesting event
ascertainfind out for certain; make certain
humiddamp; N. humidity
covertsecret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
dribbleflow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth; move a ball; N.
bohemianunconventional (in an artistic way)
adulationflattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
despottyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism