GRE Word List


cut short or apart in performing : disconnected

The meaning of the word staccato is cut short or apart in performing : disconnected.

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mandatoryrequired by a law or rule : obligatory
winsomegenerally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm and innocence
arcaneknown or knowable only to a few people : secret
impersonalhaving no personal reference or connection
consensusgeneral agreement : unanimity
avertto turn away or aside (the eyes, one's gaze, etc.) in avoidance
desultorymarked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose
riveta headed pin or bolt of metal used for uniting two or more pieces by passing the shank through a hole in each piece and then beating or pressing down the plain end so as to make a second head
outcastone that is cast out or refused acceptance (as by society) : pariah
palettea thin oval or rectangular board or tablet that a painter holds and mixes pigments on