GRE Word List

SOLECISM

nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette

The meaning of the word solecism is nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette.

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chauvinistblindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
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celerityspeed; rapidity
expurgateclean; remove offensive parts of a book
chiplose a small piece from the surface or edge; N: small piece broken off something; CF. French fry; Potato chip/crisp
dissolutiondisintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
annulmake void
actuarysomeone who advises insurance companies
sidetrackswitch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track