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GRE Word List

MATERIALISM

preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)

The meaning of the word materialism is preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters).

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antisepticsubstance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
adversegoing against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
synchronoussimilarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
skimread or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
evokecall forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
indecisivemarked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
penologystudy of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
inimitablematchless; not able to be imitated
antecedentspreceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
amasscollect (gradually, in a very large amount)