GRE Word List


to delay the punishment of (someone, such as a condemned prisoner)

The meaning of the word reprieve is to delay the punishment of (someone, such as a condemned prisoner).

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euphemismthe substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
retrospectiveof, relating to, or given to retrospection
recidivisma tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior
deadpanmarked by an impassive matter-of-fact manner, style, or expression
tarantulaany of various large, typically ground-dwelling, hairy, mygalomorph spiders (family Theraphosidae) of warm regions that possess venomous fangs used to subdue and kill prey (such as insects, centipedes, frogs, and mice) caught by ambush or chase and that construct silk-lined burrows but do not build webs to trap food
oatha solemn usually formal calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says
capricea sudden, impulsive, and seemingly unmotivated notion or action
resolutionthe act or process of resolving: such as
hilarityboisterous merriment or laughter