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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constituencya body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive position)
deignto condescend reluctantly and with a strong sense of the affront to one's superiority that is involved : stoop
derelictionan intentional abandonment
rabblea disorganized or confused collection of things
icona person or thing widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere
proximitythe quality or state of being proximate : closeness
asyluman inviolable place of refuge and protection giving shelter to criminals and debtors : sanctuary
bombasticmarked by or given to speech or writing that is given exaggerated importance by artificial or empty means : marked by or given to bombast : pompous
sublimeto cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form