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GRE Word List

PREMISE

assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based

The meaning of the word premise is assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based.

Random words

WordMeaning
bewarebe cautious (of)
genealogyrecord of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
interpolateinsert between
seethebe violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
orthodoxtraditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
whittlepare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
high-flownhighly pretentious or inflated
vantageposition giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
nectardrink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
hypotheticalbased on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis