GRE Word List


an estate inherited from one's father or ancestor

The meaning of the word patrimony is an estate inherited from one's father or ancestor.

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cumbersomeunwieldy because of heaviness and bulk
thralla state of servitude or submission
uniformitythe quality or state of being uniform
compunctionanxiety arising from awareness of guilt
winnowto remove (something, such as chaff) by a current of air
perorationthe concluding part of a discourse and especially an oration
kindredof a similar nature or character : like
recantto withdraw or repudiate (a statement or belief) formally and publicly : renounce
repugnancethe quality or fact of being contradictory or inconsistent
fetishan object (such as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner