GRE Word List

CRITERIA

a standard on which a judgment or decision may be based

The meaning of the word criteria is a standard on which a judgment or decision may be based.

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avuncularsuggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality
demoniacpossessed or influenced by a demon
squabblea noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters
emblazonto inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices
baroqueof, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
ewethe female of the sheep especially when mature
harbora place of security and comfort : refuge
evanescenttending to vanish like vapor
fugitiverunning away or intending flight
ardoran often restless or transitory warmth of feeling