GRE Word List

MOTIF

theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure

The meaning of the word motif is theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure.

Random words

WordMeaning
inverseopposite
perditiondamnation; complete ruin; hell
shackcrude cabin
celerityspeed; rapidity
vagarycapricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
hotheadperson who does things too quickly without thinking; ADJ. hotheaded
ordinationceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
epicureconnoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
substantivesubstantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
initiatebegin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated