GRE Word List

TOTEM

an object (such as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry

The meaning of the word totem is an object (such as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry.

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magniloquentspeaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner
sonneta fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically 5-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme
sibyllineany of several prophetesses usually accepted as 10 in number and credited to widely separate parts of the ancient world (such as Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy)
overseesurvey
incurto become liable or subject to : bring down upon oneself
ratiocinationthe process of exact thinking : reasoning
garrulousgiven to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
exquisitemarked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution
mollycoddleto treat with an excessive or absurd degree of indulgence and attention
sirenany of a group of female and partly human creatures in Greek mythology that lured mariners to destruction by their singing