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GRE Word List


study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age

The meaning of the word gerontology is study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age.

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jabberchatter rapidly or unintelligibly
insipidlacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
intangiblenot able to be perceived by touch; vague
fosterrear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
institutioninstituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
impugndispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
bastardillegitimate child
pretendfeign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
latitudefreedom from narrow limitations
inebriatemake drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person