GRE Word List

PALEONTOLOGY

study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents

The meaning of the word paleontology is study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents.

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WordMeaning
collagework of art put together from fragments
connotationsuggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
vigilantwatchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
blunthaving a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
decorousproper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
quiptaunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
shedsmall roofed structure for storage and shelter; V: pour forth; lose by natural process; repel without allowing penetration; radiate; cast; Ex. shed tears/light/water/skin/leaves
fertileproducing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
sciondetached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant
verisimilarhaving the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible