GRE Word List

GALLOWS

framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)

The meaning of the word gallows is framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging).

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franchiseright or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
dulcetsweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
painstakingtaking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
staidserious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
purveyorfurnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
decrepitweak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
murmurlow, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
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