GRE Word List



The meaning of the word contrive is devise.

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dioramaa scenic representation in which a partly translucent painting is seen from a distance through an opening
loftyelevated in character and spirit : noble
debauchto corrupt by intemperance or sensuality
masona skilled worker who builds by laying units of substantial material (such as stone or brick)
pacifistan adherent to pacifism : someone who opposes war or violence as a means of settling disputes
rationalhaving reason or understanding
frescothe art of painting on freshly spread moist lime plaster with water-based pigments
mesmerizeto subject to mesmerism
tempestuousof, relating to, or resembling a tempest : turbulent
tendermarked by, responding to, or expressing the softer emotions : fond