GRE Word List


held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune

The meaning of the word communal is held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune.

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loomappear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
accoutreequip; N. accoutrement
tonsureshaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
facilitatehelp bring about; make less difficult
preposterousabsurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
phoenixsymbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
pathologicalpertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
discountdisregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
estimable(of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
obstetricianphysician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife