GRE Word List

PROVERB

a brief popular epigram or maxim : adage

The meaning of the word proverb is a brief popular epigram or maxim : adage.

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WordMeaning
slapto strike sharply with or as if with the open hand
uniformitythe quality or state of being uniform
doctrinea principle or position or the body of principles in a branch of knowledge or system of belief : dogma
jeopardizeto expose to danger or risk : imperil
profusionlavish expenditure : extravagance
exigencythat which is required in a particular situation
oligarchygovernment by the few
volatilecharacterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change
effectualproducing or able to produce a desired effect
precipitateto throw violently : hurl