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GRE Word List

DREGS

sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue

The meaning of the word dregs is sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue.

Random words

WordMeaning
anachronisman error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
catastrophecalamity ; disaster
derangedinsane
careerrush wildly; go at full speed
alleviaterelieve (pain)
litotesunderstatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
abridgecondense or shorten
epicureanbelieving that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
threatsign or warning (of coming danger); Ex. threat of rain; V: express a threat; give warning of (something bad); Ex. The cloud threatens rain.
miasmaswamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence