GRE Word List


local or provincial dialect

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

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headfirstmoving with the head leading; headlong
waggishhumorous; mischievous; tricky
negatecancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
hindranceblock; obstacle; V. hinder
bitingsharply painful to the body or mind; Ex. biting wind/remarks
preambleintroductory statement
condignadequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
servileslavish; cringing; N. servility
retortquick sharp reply; V.
levyimpose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco