GRE Word List


the sounding of a bell at evening

The meaning of the word curfew is the sounding of a bell at evening.

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euphemismthe substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
arrayto dress or decorate especially in splendid or impressive attire : adorn
sacrilegiouscommitting or characterized by sacrilege : having or showing a lack of proper respect for a sacred person, place, or object
contumaciousstubbornly disobedient : rebellious
quintessencethe fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies
analgesican agent producing diminished sensation to pain without loss of consciousness : a drug that is used to relieve pain and produce analgesia
temperatehaving a moderate climate which especially lacks extremes in temperature