GRE Word List


pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments

The meaning of the word madrigal is pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments.

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proclivityinclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
incenseenrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
mellifluous(of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
inconsequentialinsignificant; unimportant
percussionstriking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
acclimateadjust to climate or environment; adapt
embracehug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
edictdecree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
invulnerableincapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
gratemake a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace