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GRE Word List

PARLANCE

language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance

The meaning of the word parlance is language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance.

Random words

WordMeaning
trimmake neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
unexceptionableentirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
etymologystudy of word parts; study of the origins of words
porestudy industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.
aestheticartistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
hoodwinkdeceive; delude
archipelagogroup of closely located islands
prescienceability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
doldrumsblues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
obeisancebow (to show respect and obedience)