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.

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WordMeaning
extricatefree from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
stereotypeone regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
zephyrgentle breeze; west wind
mashcrush into mash; convert into mash; N: mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl
bouillonclear beef (or meat) soup
putrescentbecoming putrid; putrefying
ineptunsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
mettlecourage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
unwontedunaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
pretendfeign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense