GRE Word List


the chief or capital city of a country, state, or region

The meaning of the word metropolis is the chief or capital city of a country, state, or region.

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studiousassiduous in the pursuit of learning
waiveto relinquish (something, such as a legal right) voluntarily
grouseany of various chiefly ground-dwelling birds (family Tetraonidae) that are usually of reddish-brown or other protective color and have feathered legs and that include many important game birds
sadisticof, relating to, or characterized by sadism
translucentpermitting the passage of light:
marsupialany of an order (Marsupialia) of mammals comprising kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, opossums, and related animals that do not develop a true placenta and that usually have a pouch on the abdomen of the female which covers the teats and serves to carry the young
spoonerisma transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil)
contentiouslikely to cause disagreement or argument
insolventunable to pay debts as they fall due in the usual course of business