GRE Word List

SYLLOGISM

logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument

The meaning of the word syllogism is logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument.

Random words

WordMeaning
tottershake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
gougeovercharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
equanimitycalmness of temperament; composure
agilitynimbleness; ability to move quickly
reclusehermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
senilityold age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
salaciouslascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
zealotone who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
proneinclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
anarchistperson who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority