GRE Word List

DICTUM

authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)

The meaning of the word dictum is authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing).

Random words

WordMeaning
depictportray
impeldrive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
cronehag; ugly old woman
redolentodorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
papyrusancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
effectuateeffect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
imperiallike an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
fanfarecall by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
eccentricirregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric