GRE Word List

HELM

steering wheel of a ship; position of control

The meaning of the word helm is steering wheel of a ship; position of control.

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minglemix together in close association
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finitelimited
luxuriantabundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
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maledictioncurse
novastar that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness
licenseofficial or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
fakenot genuine; N: one that is not genuine; impostor; sham; V: counterfeit; Ex. fake the results of the experiment/the signature
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