GRE Word List

PROVENANCE

place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come

The meaning of the word provenance is place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come.

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WordMeaning
perspicuous(of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
verisimilitudeappearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
venturesome(of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
appendattach
pertinaciousholding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
reprisemusical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
arrearsbeing in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
flighty(esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
incapacitatedisable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
optimistperson who looks on the bright side; N. optimism