GRE Word List

SYLLOGISM

a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")

The meaning of the word syllogism is a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable").

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WordMeaning
confinesomething (such as borders or walls) that encloses
throbto pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity
knacka special ready capacity that is hard to analyze or teach
innovationa new idea, method, or device : novelty
dowrythe money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage
desolatedevoid of inhabitants and visitors : deserted
scintillaspark
engageto offer (something, such as one's life or word) as backing to a cause or aim : to expose to risk for the attainment or support of some end
levityexcessive or unseemly frivolity
bristlea short stiff coarse hair or filament