GRE Word List

METEORIC

like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor

Natural Disasters Vocabulary
Natural Disasters Vocabulary

The meaning of the word meteoric is like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor.

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preambleintroductory statement
fettershackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
misconductimmoral behavior; bad management; V.
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phenomenaobservable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
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