GRE Word List


to twist in a violent manner

The meaning of the word contortions is to twist in a violent manner.

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onomatopoeiathe naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss)
apexthe uppermost point : vertex
laceto draw together the edges of by or as if by a lace passed through eyelets
debunkto expose the sham (see sham
reprimanda severe or formal reproof
artifactsa usually simple object (such as a tool or ornament) showing human workmanship or modification as distinguished from a natural object
fashionthe prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time
executiveof or relating to the execution of the laws and the conduct of public and national affairs
gainsayto declare to be untrue or invalid
rubblebroken fragments (as of rock) resulting from the decay or destruction of a building