GRE Word List

IDIOM

an expression in the usage of a language that is peculiar to itself either in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements (such as up in the air for "undecided") or in its grammatically atypical use of words (such as give way)

The meaning of the word idiom is an expression in the usage of a language that is peculiar to itself either in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements (such as up in the air for "undecided") or in its grammatically atypical use of words (such as give way).

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WordMeaning
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reiterateto state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect
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jibeto be in accord : agree
disputatiousinclined to dispute
aproposbeing both relevant and opportune
brawnymuscular
hirelinga person who serves for hire especially for purely mercenary motives
gentlefree from harshness, sternness, or violence