GRE Word List

PRECIS

abstract; concise summing up of main points; concise summary of a text

The meaning of the word precis is abstract; concise summing up of main points; concise summary of a text.

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WordMeaning
thesisopinion put forward and supported by reasoned arguments
behoovebe suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
imperturbableunshakably calm; placid
paraphraserestate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
testatormaker of a will; CF. testatrix
psychosomaticof the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
slothslow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
headlonghasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
consecratededicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
veneraterevere; treat with great respect