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GRE Word List

MAXIM

proverb; truth pithily stated

The meaning of the word maxim is proverb; truth pithily stated.

Random words

WordMeaning
satireform of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
boguscounterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
stellarpertaining to the stars; of a star performer; outstanding; Ex. stellar attraction of the entire performance
abridgecondense or shorten
psychosomaticof the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
subdueless intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
cedeyield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
pinchsqueeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
rakeimmoral or dissolute person
gratuitousgiven freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment