GRE Word List

CLARION

shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times

The meaning of the word clarion is shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times.

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WordMeaning
verisimilarhaving the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
debutdebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
spoonerismaccidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
overturnturn over; capsize; topple
dazzlemake blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
beatitudeblessedness; state of great happiness
nauseatecause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
oathsolemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
chorusphrase repeated throughout a song or poem
ravenousextremely hungry; voracious