GRE Word List


descent; ancestry

The meaning of the word lineage is descent; ancestry.

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rostrumraised platform for speech-making; pulpit
insouciantwithout concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
talonclaw of bird
shacklechain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
azuresky blue
nadirlowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
sluiceartificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)
fabricatebuild; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
scruplehesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
rotundityroundness; sonorousness of speech