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GRE Word List


local or provincial dialect

The meaning of the word patois is local or provincial dialect.

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quietudetranquillity; calmness
buffetstrike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
intangiblenot able to be perceived by touch; vague
curatorsuperintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
forswearrenounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
matriarchwoman who rules a family or larger social group
gleangather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
vestigetrace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
adversegoing against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
transitiongoing from one state of action to another