GRE Word List


study of language or words

The meaning of the word philology is study of language or words.

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contagioninfection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
reciterepeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
conversantfamiliar with; having knowledge of
mercurialcapricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
episodic(of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
imperceptibleunnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
expertisespecialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
illuminatebrighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
cryptsecret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
ellipsisomission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses