GRE Word List


the action of parting : the state of being parted : division

The meaning of the word partition is the action of parting : the state of being parted : division.

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fulminateto utter or send out with denunciation
infractionthe act of infringing : violation
lilliputianof, relating to, or characteristic of the Lilliputians or the island of Lilliput
coniferany of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped or scalelike leaves and including forms (such as pines) with true cones and others (such as yews) with an arillate fruit
vervethe spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance : vivacity
collationa light meal allowed on fast days in place of lunch or supper
baitto persecute or exasperate with unjust, malicious, or persistent attacks
syllogisma deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")
animositya strong feeling of dislike or hatred : ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility : an antagonistic attitude
opaqueblocking the passage of radiant energy and especially light : exhibiting opacity (see opacity