GRE Word List

OVERTURE

musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace

The meaning of the word overture is musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace.

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WordMeaning
volitionact of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
psychiatristdoctor who treats mental diseases
executorperson designated to execute the terms of a will; ŋšŧú ĀÛĮ°ĀĮ ÁĻĀÛĀÚ
couphighly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'etat; CF. coup de gr\^ace: deathblow or shot which kills
luminarycelebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
smugself-satisfied; complacent
authoritativehaving the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
natationswimming
ordaindecree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
swarthy(of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?