GRE Word List

ICONOCLASTIC

attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images

The meaning of the word iconoclastic is attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images.

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