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GRE Word List

VERNACULAR

living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular

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The meaning of the word vernacular is living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular.

Random words

WordMeaning
indicessigns; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
contravenecontradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
endearmentfond word or act; expression of affection
stampstep on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.
prepossessingattractive; CF. preoccupying ?
vouchsafegrant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
lustershine; gloss (of a polished surface)
precludemake impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
porestudy industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.
outlookpoint of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook