GRE Word List

RELAPSE

return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.

The meaning of the word relapse is return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N..

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WordMeaning
subsidesink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
automatonmechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
statelyformal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
stampstep on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.
stricturesevere and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
coagulatecongeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
evanescentfleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
maneuverstrategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
abridgecondense or shorten
boltdoor bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric; large roll of cloth; V: dash or dart off; fasten (a door); gobble down