GRE Word List

PREDILECTION

preference; partiality

The meaning of the word predilection is preference; partiality.

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WordMeaning
expurgateclean; remove offensive parts of a book
portlystout; corpulent
polemicattack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
phoenixsymbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
contagioninfection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
modulatetone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
annexattach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
patoislocal or provincial dialect
unconscionableunscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
occludeshut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.