GRE Word List


a period of temporary delay

The meaning of the word respite is a period of temporary delay.

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figmentsomething made up or contrived
expungeto strike out, obliterate, or mark for deletion
rabidextremely violent : furious
riveta headed pin or bolt of metal used for uniting two or more pieces by passing the shank through a hole in each piece and then beating or pressing down the plain end so as to make a second head
concurrentoperating or occurring at the same time
self-righteousconvinced of one's own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic
fetishan object (such as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner
righteousacting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin