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GRE Word List

OSSEOUS

made of bone; bony

The meaning of the word osseous is made of bone; bony.

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WordMeaning
rhetoricart of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
concessionan act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
demeritfault; bad quality
savantscholar; learned person; CF. savoir: know
amasscollect (gradually, in a very large amount)
miniaturesmall model; small painting; ADJ: small
purportedalleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
adjunctsomething attached to but holding an inferior position
pragmatistpractical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
exhalebreathe out; OP. inhale