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GRE Word List

TANNER

person who turns animal hides into leather

The meaning of the word tanner is person who turns animal hides into leather.

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crinklewrinkle
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ornateexcessively or elaborately decorated
tawdrycheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
emanateissue forth; come out
vernalpertaining to spring
severseparate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
prefatoryintroductory; of a preface
distorttwist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
wincemove back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.