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GRE Word List

LEGISLATURE

legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws

The meaning of the word legislature is legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws.

Random words

WordMeaning
pacifysoothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
partisanone-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
abashembarrass
subsidesink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
lunaticinsane; Ex. lunatic asylum
beneficiaryperson entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
bountifulgenerous; graciously generous; showing bounty
aversereluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
malignspeak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence