GRE Word List

QUINTESSENCE

purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence

The meaning of the word quintessence is purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence.

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prolixitytedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
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