GRE Word List


detached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant

The meaning of the word scion is detached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant.

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pusillanimouscowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
endearmentfond word or act; expression of affection
penologystudy of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
physiognomyface (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
skulkmove furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
jurisdictionright and power to apply the law; authority
venuelocation; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
putrescentbecoming putrid; putrefying
coteriegroup that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
violatebreak (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves