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GRE Word List


understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''

The meaning of the word litotes is understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''.

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fictitiousimaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
cloutgreat influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
mellifluous(of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
maverickrebel; nonconformist (in a group)
decelerateslow down
gistessence; main point; substance
tactskill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
inclementstormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
pert(esp. of a girl or young woman) impertinent; forward; trim; jaunty; Ex. pert young miss/hat
cynosureobject of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor