GRE Word List


trick to deceive; stratagem

The meaning of the word ruse is trick to deceive; stratagem.

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circumspectprudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
poignancyquality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
dissembledisguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
queryinquiry; question; V.
epitomeperfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
actuarysomeone who advises insurance companies
treatisearticle treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
unwarrantedunjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
conceptionbeginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
hackneyedcommonplace; trite