GRE Word List

MILITIA

army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers

The meaning of the word militia is army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers.

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WordMeaning
precociousadvanced in development; N. precocity
diversediffering in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
faunaanimals of a period or region; CF. flora
illuminatebrighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
acerbitybitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
compulsiveresulting from compulsion
polyglotspeaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
remunerative(of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
calamitydisaster; misery
gentlekindly; soft; mild; of good family