GRE Word List

NOSTRUM

questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)

The meaning of the word nostrum is questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy).

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proliferategrow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
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tediumboredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
hypercriticalexcessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
provisionact of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
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refurbishrenovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
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