GRE Word List

ETYMOLOGY

study of word parts; study of the origins of words

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The meaning of the word etymology is study of word parts; study of the origins of words.

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WordMeaning
elicitdraw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
balmsomething that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
mangyshabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
derideridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
drabdull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
subsidiaryserving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
laxcareless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service
archetypeprototype; primitive pattern
reducediminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
immutableunchangeable