GRE Word List


firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure

The meaning of the word usage is firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure.

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mantlea loose sleeveless garment worn over other clothes : cloak
serendipitythe faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for
allayto subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : alleviate
doctrinairestubbornly or excessively devoted to a doctrine or theory without regard to practical considerations
stratuma bed or layer artificially made
unfledgednot feathered : not ready for flight
circumlocutionthe use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
pontificalepiscopal attire
mellifluoushaving a smooth rich flow
pastrya dough that is used to make pies and other baked goods and typically has a high fat content : paste