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GRE Word List


clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against

The meaning of the word friction is clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against.

Random words

premiseassumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
doggeddetermined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
maximproverb; truth pithily stated
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
pedestalsupport or base as for a pillar or statue
sojourntemporary stay; V: stay for a time
corrosiveeating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
galewindstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
redoubtableformidable; causing fear
pinionrestrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing