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GRE Word List

IDOLATRY

worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous

The meaning of the word idolatry is worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous.

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WordMeaning
superficialof the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
prosodyart of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
eccentricirregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
frenziedmadly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
similecomparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
rococoornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
institutionalizemake into an institution; put or confine in an institution
paltryinsignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
cumbersomeheavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
inuredaccustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling