GRE Word List

CONTEXT

writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs

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Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3

The meaning of the word context is writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs.

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WordMeaning
monolithicsolidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
ingrateungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
quagmirebog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
entreatplead; ask earnestly
engulfsurround and swallow up
thriftycareful about money; economical; N. thrift
decelerateslow down
culinaryrelating to cooking or kitchen
intersticenarrow space between things
deviousroundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route