GRE Word List

GRADATION

a series forming successive stages

The meaning of the word gradation is a series forming successive stages.

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vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
trougha long shallow often V-shaped receptacle for the drinking water or feed of domestic animals
gaffea social or diplomatic blunder
stalwartmarked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, or spirit
sluggishaverse to activity or exertion : indolent
ostracizeto exile by ostracism
spontaneitythe quality or state of being spontaneous
homelysuggestive or characteristic of a place of residence or home
potentateruler
preamblean introductory statement