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GRE Word List

OBLIQUE

indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference

The meaning of the word oblique is indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference.

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WordMeaning
definitivemost reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
machinationsevil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
orientationact of finding oneself in society; orienting
complementcomplete; consummate; make perfect; N.
cruxessential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
sanctionapprove; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
rectitudemoral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
exactingextremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
polemicalaggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
plummetfall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.