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GRE Word List

MAKESHIFT

temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter

The meaning of the word makeshift is temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter.

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recapitulatesummarize
caliberability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
loomappear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
profusiongreat amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
benevolentgenerous; charitable; having a wish to do good
horticulturalpertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
inebriatedhabitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
abutborder upon; adjoin
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recitalact of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)