GRE Word List


gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor

The meaning of the word legacy is gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor.

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pachydermthick-skinned animal
pillorypunish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
decipherdecode; CF. indecipherable
exaltraise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
rickety(of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
putrefymake or become putrid; N. putrefaction
economyefficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
slightinsult to one's dignity; snub; V: treat as if of small importance; insult; snub; ADJ. small in size; of small importance
murkydark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
provincialpertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated