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GRE Word List

CONVENTION

social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement

The meaning of the word convention is social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement.

Random words

WordMeaning
reducediminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
fringedecorative edge of hanging threads; edge
ensconcesettle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
chiselswindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting
uniquewithout an equal; single in kind
lilliputianextremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
benignkindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
jauntycheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
impingeinfringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
vegetatelive in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan