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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.

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WordMeaning
stokestir up a fire or furnace; feed plentifully
mercenarymotivated solely by money or gain; N.
punytiny; weak; insignificant
spatulabroad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
recalcitrantdisobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
markednoticeable; targeted for vengeance or attack; Ex. marked improvement/man
volitionact of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
terminuslast stop of railroad; end
riddlepierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)
gradationseries of gradual stages; degree in such a progression