GRE Word List


a song or hymn of grief or lamentation

The meaning of the word dirge is a song or hymn of grief or lamentation.

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reparationa repairing or keeping in repair
decantto draw off (a liquid) without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers
baroqueof, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
breachinfraction or violation of a law, obligation, tie, or standard
vulpineof, relating to, or resembling a fox
emasculateto deprive of strength, vigor, or spirit : weaken
somberso shaded as to be dark and gloomy
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