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GRE Word List

GENEALOGY

record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry

The meaning of the word genealogy is record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry.

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frictionclash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
palliateease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
opulenceextreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
anthropologiststudent of the history and science of humankind
humiddamp; N. humidity
abatesubside or moderate
obituarydeath notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
dallytrifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
vituperativeabusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
discrepancylack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions