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GRE Word List

MICROCOSM

small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society

The meaning of the word microcosm is small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society.

Random words

WordMeaning
tributetax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
centrifugemachine that separates substances by whirling them
quibbleminor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
bereftdeprived of (something valuable); lacking
decipherdecode; CF. indecipherable
lexicographercompiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
magniloquentboastful; pompous
bureaucracyoverregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
tepidlukewarm; slightly warm; ; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter
panaceacure-all; remedy for all diseases