GRE Word List

ECLIPSE

the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another

The meaning of the word eclipse is the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another.

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WordMeaning
sadisticof, relating to, or characterized by sadism
anvila heavy usually steel-faced iron block on which metal is shaped (as by hand hammering)
hierarchya division of angels
loutto bow in respect
dronea stingless male bee (as of the honeybee) that has the role of mating with the queen and does not gather nectar or pollen
uprightperpendicular
fulcrumprop
invectiveinsulting or abusive language : vituperation
rolling(of land) rising and falling in long gentle slopes; happening continuously by stages; Ex. rolling devolution of power to local governments
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