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
venalcapable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration : purchasable
incredulousunwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true : not credulous : skeptical
caucusa closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy
fetishan object (such as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner
stippleto engrave by means of dots and flicks
citeto call upon officially or authoritatively to appear (as before a court)
pillorya device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked
ferventvery hot : glowing
germinateto cause to sprout or develop
deliberateto think about or discuss issues and decisions carefully