GRE Word List


rule by elders

The meaning of the word gerontocracy is rule by elders.

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incommodiousnot commodious : inconvenient
xenophobiafear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign
wizenedto become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality
ventto provide with a vent
intelligentsiaintellectuals who form an artistic, social, or political vanguard or elite
potenthaving or wielding force, authority, or influence : powerful
euthanasiathe act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (such as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy
torridparched with heat especially of the sun : hot
consonantbeing in agreement or harmony : free from elements making for discord
palatialof, relating to, or being a palace