GRE Word List

DENOUEMENT

final outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work; the end of a story when everything is explained

The meaning of the word denouement is final outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work; the end of a story when everything is explained.

Random words

WordMeaning
disportamuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
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sobrietymoderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
portlystout; corpulent
corrosiveeating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
repercussionrebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
undulatingmoving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
obstreperousboisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
holocaustdestruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
shovepush forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.