GRE Word List

PRECIPICE

cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice

The meaning of the word precipice is cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice.

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WordMeaning
urchinmischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
mauvepale purple
habituateaccustom or familiarize; addict
guiseoutward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
distraitabsentminded; distracted
parodyhumorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
awlpointed tool used for piercing
loutclumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
monographscholarly article
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)