GRE Word List


lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish

The meaning of the word diminution is lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish.

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ethnologystudy of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
dummyimitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
gloatexpress evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
mitigateappease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
askewcrookedly; slanted; at an angle
congealfreeze; coagulate
mealymouthedindirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
sporadicoccurring irregularly; intermittent
odiousarousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
lackadaisicallacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid