GRE Word List

DECORUM

propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct

The meaning of the word decorum is propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct.

Random words

WordMeaning
subsidesink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
herpetologistone who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
formalityceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
blandishmentflattery
substantiatesupport (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
energizeinvigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
luxuriatetake pleasure in great comfort
penetrateenter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
dyspepticsuffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
vagranthomeless wanderer