GRE Word List

DEMOLITION

destruction; V. demolish

The meaning of the word demolition is destruction; V. demolish.

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WordMeaning
savantscholar; learned person; CF. savoir: know
rakishjaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
hecklerperson who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
shiftchange position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
sobrietymoderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
oligarchygovernment by a privileged few
distantreserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
cuisinestyle of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
abyssenormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
tycoonwealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon