GRE Word List


causing or tending to cause sleep

The meaning of the word soporific is causing or tending to cause sleep.

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jettisonto get rid of as superfluous or encumbering : omit or forgo as part of a plan or as the result of some other decision
placeboa usually pharmacologically inert preparation prescribed more for the mental relief of the patient than for its actual effect on a disorder
residuesomething that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated or after the completion of a process : remnant
tethera line (as of rope or chain) by which an animal is fastened so as to restrict its range of movement
contortionsto twist in a violent manner
irresoluteuncertain how to act or proceed : vacillating
fashionthe prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time
coupa sudden decisive exercise of force in politics and especially the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group : coup d'รฉtat
nuancea subtle distinction or variation