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GRE Word List

ORGY

wild drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in an activity; Ex. orgy of shopping

The meaning of the word orgy is wild drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in an activity; Ex. orgy of shopping.

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constituencyvoters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
turmoilextreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
hazardventure; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger
puckergather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
astutewise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
quorumminimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
nonplusput at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
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