GRE Word List

DOLDRUMS

blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums

The meaning of the word doldrums is blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums.

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ambiguousunclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
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