GRE Word List


calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments

The meaning of the word venerable is calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments.

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vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
humanitariana person promoting human welfare and social reform : philanthropist
orgysecret ceremonial rites held in honor of an ancient Greek or Roman deity and usually characterized by ecstatic singing and dancing
peccadilloa slight offense
knacka special ready capacity that is hard to analyze or teach
polemicalof, relating to, or being a polemic : controversial
sluicean artificial passage for water (as in a millstream) fitted with a valve or gate for stopping or regulating flow
shamblesa meat market
quandarya state of perplexity or doubt