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GRE Word List


enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)

The meaning of the word environ is enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city).

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coaxpersuade by flattery
sonnet14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern
rationalizemake rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
terminationend; V. terminate
effeminatehaving womanly traits
litanysupplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
concedeadmit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
prelatechurch dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
sullensilently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
bitterhaving a sharp biting taste; causing sharp pain to the body or mind; filled with resentment, disappointment, or other unpleasant feelings; Ex. bitter wind/sorrow/tears