GRE Word List

DEMOTIC

of or pertaining to the people

The meaning of the word demotic is of or pertaining to the people.

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WordMeaning
crescendoincrease in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
spartanwithout attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
grapplewrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
confidetell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
anonymitystate of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
polarizesplit into opposite extremes or camps
anachronisman error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
sultry(of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
debutdebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
obtrudepush (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive