GRE Word List

VOODOO

religion practiced chiefly in Haiti

The meaning of the word voodoo is religion practiced chiefly in Haiti.

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germearliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe
ventriloquistsomeone who can make his or her voice seem to come from another person or thing (without moving lips or jaws); N. ventriloquism, ventriloquy
rigarrangement of masts and sails; V: equip (a ship) with rigging; ADJ. rigging: ropes that hold up a ship's sails
lacecord used to draw and tie together two opposite edges (as of a shoe); delicate fabric made of fine threads; V: draw together by tying a lace
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entranceput under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
swearvow; promise; use profane oaths; use offensive words
dysenteryinflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
pretextexcuse
weanaccustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes