GRE Word List

THEORETICAL

based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical

The meaning of the word theoretical is based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical.

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WordMeaning
reprisemusical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
truncatecut the top off; shorten
interregnumperiod between two successive reigns or governments
dissentdisagree
punctiliousminutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
somnambulistsleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
brocaderich, figured(patterned) fabric
gossamersheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
nutrientnourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
deadpanwooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face