GRE Word List


burlesque; act of leaving the ground

The meaning of the word takeoff is burlesque; act of leaving the ground.

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sustenancesustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
theocracygovernment run by religious leaders
atheisticdenying the existence of God; N. atheism
comprehendinclude; understand
nostrumquestionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
hewcut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
truismself-evident truth
lancetsmall surgical tool for making incisions
obnoxiousoffensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
sheerpure; thin and transparent; very steep