GRE Word List


amendment or clause added to a legislative bill

The meaning of the word rider is amendment or clause added to a legislative bill.

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bogsoft wet land; V: hinder or be hindered; Ex. bogged down in the mud
sophistteacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
taxonomistspecialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification
resigngive up (a position, right, or claim); submit (oneself) passively
prodigiousenormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
schismdivision into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
satesatisfy to the full; satisfy to excess; cloy
turpitudedepravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
granulateform into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
rhetoricart of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''