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GRE Word List

STILTED

bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal

The meaning of the word stilted is bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal.

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WordMeaning
precursorforerunner; predecessor
realmkingdom; field or sphere; Ex. not within the realms of possibility
disfiguremar the appearance of; spoil
entrepreneurbusinessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
demeritfault; bad quality
throttlestrangle; regulate the speed of with a throttle; N: valve that regulates the flow; CF. throat ?
inviolablesecure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
peremptorydemanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
contrivancesomething contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme