GRE Word List


a thing contrived

The meaning of the word contrivance is a thing contrived.

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amplifyto expand (something, such as a statement) by the use of detail or illustration or by closer analysis
iniquitouscharacterized by iniquity
goadto incite or rouse as if with a goad (see goad
nullifyto make null (see null
plagiarizeto steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
acclimateto adapt (someone) to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation
annealto heat and then cool (a material, such as steel or glass) usually for softening and making less brittle
prototypean original model on which something is patterned : archetype
personablepleasant or amiable in person : attractive