GRE Word List


an intermediate state after death for expiatory purification

The meaning of the word purgatory is an intermediate state after death for expiatory purification.

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monographa learned treatise on a small area of learning
pragmatista practical approach to problems and affairs
meretriciousof or relating to a prostitute : having the nature of prostitution
sardonicdisdainfully or skeptically humorous : derisively mocking
infiltrateto enter or become established in gradually or unobtrusively usually for subversive purposes
requiteto make return for : repay
exactingtryingly or unremittingly severe in making demands