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GRE Word List

NOSTALGIA

homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic

The meaning of the word nostalgia is homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic.

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WordMeaning
poulticesoothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
mollifysoothe an angry person
panaceacure-all; remedy for all diseases
unobtrusiveinconspicuous; not blatant
unassumingmodest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
primeperiod of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare
preenmake oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
stoopbend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
broodsit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
aptitudefitness; talent