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GRE Word List


beautiful clothes for a special occasion

The meaning of the word finery is beautiful clothes for a special occasion.

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invalidateweaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
metropolislarge city
pervasivespread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
militatework against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
diffusewordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
stiltedbombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal
modulatetone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
ominousthreatening; of an evil omen
bouillonclear beef (or meat) soup
nuanceshade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction