GRE Word List

DEFERENCE

respect and esteem due a superior or an elder

The meaning of the word deference is respect and esteem due a superior or an elder.

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WordMeaning
foregoto go before : precede
dabbleto work or involve oneself superficially or intermittently especially in a secondary activity or interest
discombobulatedcharacterized by confusion or disorder
raucousdisagreeably harsh or strident : hoarse
syllogisma deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")
legerdemainsleight of hand
trenchantkeen
compliantready or disposed to comply : submissive
carefreefree from care: such as
marredto ruin or diminish the perfection or wholeness of : spoil