GRE Word List

CONTEXT

the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning

The meaning of the word context is the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning.

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WordMeaning
abolishto end the observance or effect of (something, such as a law) : to completely do away with (something) : annul
exiguousexcessively scanty : inadequate
supererogatoryobserved or performed to an extent not enjoined or required
resortone that affords aid or refuge : resource
retroactiveextending in scope or effect to a prior time or to conditions that existed or originated in the past
varnisha liquid preparation that when applied to a surface dries to form a hard lustrous typically transparent coating
indicativeserving to indicate
jeopardizeto expose to danger or risk : imperil
quarantinea period of 40 days
kneelto position the body so that one or both knees rest on the floor