GRE Word List

PATOIS

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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defeatistan attitude of accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat
severitythe quality or state of being severe : the condition of being very bad, serious, unpleasant, or harsh
addictiona compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence : the state of being addicted
queruloushabitually complaining
dogmaticcharacterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were facts
quaya structure built parallel to the bank of a waterway for use as a landing place
lopean easy natural gait of a horse resembling a canter
exoticintroduced from another country : not native to the place where found
emblazonto inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices
auspiciousshowing or suggesting that future success is likely : propitious