GRE Word List


outward and often specious appearance or show : form

The meaning of the word semblance is outward and often specious appearance or show : form.

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prevalentgenerally or widely accepted, practiced, or favored : widespread
substantiateto give substance or form to : embody
exigencythat which is required in a particular situation
nefariousflagrantly wicked or impious : evil
scrutinizeto examine closely and minutely
retardto delay or impede the development or progress of : to slow up especially by preventing or hindering advance or accomplishment
scholarlyof, characteristic of, or suitable to learned persons : learned
plastera medicated or protective dressing that consists of a film (as of cloth or plastic) spread with a usually medicated substance
absolveto set (someone) free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt
snipa small piece that is snipped off