GRE Word List

DEFECTION

desertion

The meaning of the word defection is desertion.

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WordMeaning
salubrioushealthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
penologystudy of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
orificemouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
comebackretort; quick clever reply; return to former status
incorporealwithout a material body; insubstantial
arboretumplace where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
agitatestir up; disturb
inclinedtending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
eloquenceexpressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
sovereignruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent