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GRE Word List

ETHNOLOGY

study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology

The meaning of the word ethnology is study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology.

Random words

WordMeaning
abatesubside or moderate
odoroushaving an odor
hackleshairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
contrivedunnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
mayheminjury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
demurobject (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
prancemove about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
repeldrive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
clandestinesecret
whiffpuff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal