GRE Word List

PROTOTYPE

an original model on which something is patterned : archetype

The meaning of the word prototype is an original model on which something is patterned : archetype.

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WordMeaning
papyrusa tall perennial sedge (Cyperus papyrus) of the Nile valley
forfeitsomething forfeited or subject to being forfeited (as for a crime, offense, or neglect of duty) : penalty
syllogisma deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")
equanimityevenness of mind especially under stress
precedentprior in time, order, arrangement, or significance
expenditurethe act or process of expending
sophistrysubtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation
humanitariana person promoting human welfare and social reform : philanthropist
acrophobiaabnormal dread of being in a high place : fear of heights
contextthe parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning