GRE Word List

SPARTAN

without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life

The meaning of the word spartan is without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life.

Random words

WordMeaning
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