GRE Word List

MUSE

ponder at length; N: source of inspiration (esp. of a poet)

The meaning of the word muse is ponder at length; N: source of inspiration (esp. of a poet).

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WordMeaning
wagebegin and continue (a war)
recourseresorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
contaminatepollute
paleontologystudy of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
calamitydisaster; misery
reducediminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
flickerburn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
physiognomyface (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
mitevery small object or insect-like creature; small coin
tantrumfit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.