GRE Word List

DECORUM

literary and dramatic propriety : fitness

The meaning of the word decorum is literary and dramatic propriety : fitness.

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WordMeaning
dotagea state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness
parvenuone that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it
gargoylea spout in the form of a grotesque human or animal figure projecting from a roof gutter to throw rainwater clear of a building
lotterya drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance
chortleto sing or chant exultantly
truisman undoubted or self-evident truth
dawdleto spend time idly
deciduousfalling off or shed seasonally or at a certain stage of development in the life cycle
discursivemoving from topic to topic without order : rambling
ethnicof or relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background