GRE Word List


belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing

The meaning of the word intrinsic is belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing.

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humanitariana person promoting human welfare and social reform : philanthropist
grotesquea style of decorative art characterized by fanciful or fantastic human and animal forms often interwoven with foliage or similar figures that may distort the natural into absurdity, ugliness, or caricature
innocuousproducing no injury : harmless
bemusedmarked by confusion or bewilderment : dazed
remitto lay aside (a mood or disposition) partly or wholly
noxiousphysically harmful or destructive to living beings
replicaan exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist
baroqueof, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
decompositionto separate into constituent parts or elements or into simpler compounds
reprieveto delay the punishment of (someone, such as a condemned prisoner)