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GRE Word List

MATERNAL

motherly; N. maternity: motherhood

The meaning of the word maternal is motherly; N. maternity: motherhood.

Random words

WordMeaning
flutedhaving vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
doggerelpoor verse
penduloushanging; suspended
mutinousunruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
excoriatescold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
partialincomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
understatestate with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
seminaryschool for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
tribuneofficial of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
comadeep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow