GRE Word List

VORTEX

whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged

The meaning of the word vortex is whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged.

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sciondetached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant
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collateralsecurity given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
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rubrictitle or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
bardpoet
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