GRE Word List


to become progressively smaller toward one end

The meaning of the word taper is to become progressively smaller toward one end.

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mishapan unfortunate accident
unsulliednot soiled or tarnished : not sullied
regimena systematic plan (as of diet, therapy, or medication) especially when designed to improve and maintain the health of a patient
apocalypticof, relating to, or resembling an apocalypse
chantto make melodic sounds with the voice
stalematea drawing position in chess in which a player is not in checkmate but has no legal move to play
pineany of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals
marginthe part of a page or sheet outside the main body of printed or written matter
pedestalthe support or foot of a late classic or neoclassical column see column illustration