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
well-bredof good upbringing; well-mannered and refined
revileattack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
brinkedge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
subsumeinclude (as a member of a group); encompass
bromideplatitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
canterslow gallop; V. CF. trot
reiteraterepeat
rhetoricart of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
appraiseestimate value of; N. appraisal
gauntlean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren