GRE Word List

GENERIC

characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus

The meaning of the word generic is characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus.

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WordMeaning
emolumentsalary; payment for an office; compensation
pedagogueteacher; CF. child leader
miscellanymixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
explicittotally clear; definite; outspoken
acerbitybitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
refutedisprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
drosswaste matter; worthless impurities
alcovenook; recess
reciprocalmutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
homespundomestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy