GRE Word List

HYGIENE

science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition

The meaning of the word hygiene is science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition.

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WordMeaning
orthodoxtraditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
disputatiousargumentative; fond of argument
inverseopposite
voluptuoussensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
yieldamount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
slinkmove furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
disdaintreat with scorn or contempt
lateralof or coming from the side
entranceput under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
manifestevident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly