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
virilemanly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
odoriferousgiving off an odor
swayswing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.
insalubriousunwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
lucremoney; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
diffusewordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
alacritycheerful promptness without reluctance
depreciatelessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
vestigetrace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
chorusphrase repeated throughout a song or poem