GRE Word List


stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting

The meaning of the word philatelist is stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting.

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prestigerespect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
aphorismpithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
partialitystate of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
monolithicsolidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
pedantscholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
reaperone who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
topographyphysical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
precursorforerunner; predecessor
coteriegroup that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests