GRE Word List

PARAGON

model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue

The meaning of the word paragon is model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue.

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WordMeaning
shrivelmake or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
cognitivehaving to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
swatheswath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
tumid(of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
preciseexact
megalomaniamania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
officiousmeddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
obsequiousslavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
transgressionviolation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
precinctdivision of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college