GRE Word List


father and ruler of a family or tribe

The meaning of the word patriarch is father and ruler of a family or tribe.

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heraldmessenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
languishlose animation or strength
seminalrelated to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
obduratestubborn; refusing to change one's belief
analogouscomparable; similar
penologystudy of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
reducediminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
inebriatedhabitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
flourishgrow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
epitomeperfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody