GRE Word List


government ruled by old people

The meaning of the word gerontocracy is government ruled by old people.

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arteryblood-vessel; CF. vein
mollifysoothe an angry person
rebusrepresentation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
couplejoin; unite; OP. uncouple
citequote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
derideridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
viledespicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
brackishsomewhat saline
sneakmove, give, or take in a quiet, stealthy way; N: one who sneaks; ADJ. sneaky
erodeeat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.