GRE Word List

HIATUS

gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break

The meaning of the word hiatus is gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break.

Random words

WordMeaning
adversaryopponent; enemy
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sonnet14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern
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mortarvessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle