GRE Word List

SCAPEGOAT

a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur

The meaning of the word scapegoat is a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur.

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remissionthe act or process of remitting
whitthe smallest part or particle imaginable : bit
darta light spear
piecemealone piece at a time : gradually
maritalof or relating to marriage or the married state
conjugalof or relating to the married state or to married persons and their relations : connubial
lowhaving a small upward extension or elevation
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