GRE Word List


to mar the appearance of : injure by effacing significant details

The meaning of the word deface is to mar the appearance of : injure by effacing significant details.

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pliablesupple enough to bend freely or repeatedly without breaking
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spanglea small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing
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