GRE Word List


denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim

The meaning of the word disavowal is denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim.

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sextantnavigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
profusiongreat amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
riftnarrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
compressforce into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
epigramwitty thought or saying, usually short
malapropismcomic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
tendentiouspromoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
redundantsuperfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious
submissivewilling to obey orders; yielding; timid
gamelyin a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game