GRE Word List

STACCATO

played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause

The meaning of the word staccato is played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause.

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WordMeaning
appreciatebe thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
flourishgrow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
scufflestruggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
vertebratehaving a backbone or spinal column; N: group of animals having a segmented spinal column
sportiveplayful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
terminalpart that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
proteanable to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
piousdevout; religious; N. piety
antediluvianantiquated; extremely ancient
authoritariansubordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father