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GRE Word List

CONCEIT

vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)

The meaning of the word conceit is vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry).

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WordMeaning
prohibitiveso high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
impartialnot biased; fair; N. impartiality
mountebankcharlatan; boastful pretender
dishonordisgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
promiscuousmixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
amendcorrect; change ; generally for the better
contumaciousstubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
sibyllineprophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
tranquillitycalmness; peace
apostateone who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy