GRE Word List

WINDFALL

something (such as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind

The meaning of the word windfall is something (such as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind.

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WordMeaning
jeopardizeto expose to danger or risk : imperil
leniencythe quality or state of being lenient
rescindto take away : remove
dirgea song or hymn of grief or lamentation
catharticof, relating to, or producing catharsis
hindrancethe state of being interfered with, held back, or slowed down : the state of being hindered
pachydermany of various nonruminant mammals (such as an elephant, a rhinoceros, or a hippopotamus) of a former group (Pachydermata) that have hooves or nails resembling hooves and usually thick skin
remissnegligent in the performance of work or duty : careless
syllogisma deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")
ordinancean authoritative decree or direction : order