GRE Word List

PIVOTAL

of a pivot; central; critical; crucial

The meaning of the word pivotal is of a pivot; central; critical; crucial.

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WordMeaning
ornateexcessively or elaborately decorated
barbsharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark
trilogygroup of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
premiseassumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
commiseratefeel or express pity or sympathy for
claviclecollarbone
clamorloud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
anchorsecure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; N. anchorage
eventualhappening at last as a result; Ex. eventual victory
virulent(of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom