GRE Word List


dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)

The meaning of the word refectory is dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school).

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kneadmix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
denigrateblacken; defame
witlesslacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
prosceniumpart of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
distantreserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
odiumdetestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
ruminantanimal that ruminates; ADJ.
hypochondriacperson unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
incidencerate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
confidenceself-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident