GRE Word List

VIGNETTE

a picture (such as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper

The meaning of the word vignette is a picture (such as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper.

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WordMeaning
begrudgeto give or concede reluctantly or with displeasure
genesisthe origin or coming into being of something
levityexcessive or unseemly frivolity
uxoriousexcessively fond of or submissive to a wife
responsivenessgiving response : constituting a response : answering
verbatimin the exact words : word for word
defunctno longer living, existing, or functioning
penumbraa space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light
demagoguea leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
rectifyto set right : remedy