GRE Word List


a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect

The meaning of the word patois is a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect.

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propitiateto gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : appease
accommodateto provide with something desired, needed, or suited
revelrynoisy partying or merrymaking
vivaciouslively in temper, conduct, or spirit : sprightly
imperialof, relating to, befitting, or suggestive of an empire or an emperor
subtletythe quality or state of being subtle
headfirstwith the head foremost
acerbitythe quality of being acerbic
vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
willfulobstinately and often perversely self-willed