GRE Word List

LENIENCY

mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment

The meaning of the word leniency is mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment.

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oracularof an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
discountdisregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
wavermove or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
repeldrive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
vouchgive a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
autocratichaving absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
spatsquabble; minor dispute; minor quarrel
novastar that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness
pliantflexible; easily influenced
animadversioncritical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval