GRE Word List


stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound

The meaning of the word stanch is stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound.

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patinagreen crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
drudgeryhard unpleasant work; menial work
suavityurbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
arcadea covered passageway usually lined with shops
amphibianable to live both on land and in water; N.
civilhaving to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
matrixpoint of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols; mold or die; Ex. the matrix of Western civilization
titularof a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
anthropoidmanlike; resembling a human being; N.
expostulationprotest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate