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GRE Word List


forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)

The meaning of the word harbinger is forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come).

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fiatcommand; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done
fitsudden outburst of an illness or feeling; convulsion caused by epilepsy
flutedhaving vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
acrophobiafear of heights
pejorative(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
entreatplead; ask earnestly
repletefully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors
raspymaking a harsh noise; grating; harsh
sparsenot thick; thinly scattered; scanty
apotheosiselevation to godhood; an ideal example of something