GRE Word List


irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety

The meaning of the word impiety is irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety.

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trimmake neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
spontaneitylack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
hindranceblock; obstacle; V. hinder
coalitionpartnership; league; union of separate political parties
tractabledocile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
trektravel; journey; V: make a long difficult journey
sphinx-likeenigmatic; mysterious
jumblemix in a confused way
grimcausing great fear; unrelenting; determined in spite of fear; Ex. grim smile
mammalvertebrate animal whose female suckles its young