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GRE Word List

ECLIPTIC

path of the sun and the planets

The meaning of the word ecliptic is path of the sun and the planets.

Random words

WordMeaning
waivegive up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
perversepurposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
deflectturn aside; turn away from a straight course
resigngive up (a position, right, or claim); submit (oneself) passively
slough(of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
hiatusgap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
grudgedeep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.
puerilechildish; immature; CF. puer: boy
doctrinaireunable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
parisharea in the care of a single priest and served by one main church