GRE Word List

REPRIEVE

postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of

The meaning of the word reprieve is postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of.

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