GRE Word List

CONTINENCE

self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent

The meaning of the word continence is self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent.

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beelinedirect quick route
rivetmetal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
giddylight-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
imbecilityweakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
vertigosevere dizziness; giddiness
flutedhaving vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
concedeadmit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
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