GRE Word List


moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness

The meaning of the word sobriety is moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness.

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rotundacircular building or hall covered with a dome
dormerwindow projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
rostrumraised platform for speech-making; pulpit
distraitabsentminded; distracted
shacklechain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
irksomeannoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
coalescecombine; fuse; N. coalescence
obscuredark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
doldrumsblues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
commiseratefeel or express pity or sympathy for