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ROCOCO


ROCOCO
ROCOCO:
Adj.
Having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation.


eg.What an exquisite rococo bed!



MISGIVING


MISGIVING: 
noun 
A feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.

eg.I know that many of you have misgivings about the way Council Tax works.



TOGA



TOGA:
 ■ noun A one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome.

eg.The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.


TUREEN


TUREEN:
noun 
Large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews. 

eg.The America's Cup, yachting's great and garish grail, is a tumorous tureen no handsomer than a camel.

MUSTER


MUSTER: 
verb. 
Gather or bring together. Call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.

eg.Washington mustered his forces at Trenton. 

MARSUPIAL


MARSUPIAL:
  noun 
Mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried.

eg. The opossum is the only native North American marsupial.

CONIFER


CONIFER: 
  noun 
Any of various mostly needle-leaved or scale-leaved, chiefly evergreen, cone-bearing gymnospermous trees or shrubs such as pines, spruces, and firs.  
eg. The forest was filled with many conifers.

COW


COW: 
  verb 
 To frighten with threats . 

eg.The little boy was so so cowed by the hulking bully that he gave up his lunch money without a word of protest. 





EERIE


EERIE: 
  Adj. 
Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious Inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening. 

eg.Look at the tree,we can feel an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods.

EMACIATE



EMACIATE:

verb
Cause to grow thin or weak;Grow weak and thin or waste away physically.

eg. She emaciated during the chemotherapy.

GRE WORDS 625-626

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Click above to get GUSTY: adj. Blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts;characterized by sudden bursts or outbursts. eg.A gusty breeze ranging from force 4 to force 6 prevailed. Also visit Killthegre.blogspot.com for latest verbal threads GRUFF: adj. 1. Rough or surly in manner or speech; 2.Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting, illness or emotion. eg.Here she begins to see the real man shine through his gruff exterior.

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GRE WORDS 623-624

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Click above to get GYROSCOPE: noun Apparatus used to maintain balance,ascertain direction etc., Rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction. eg.They successfully completed their main objective of removing and replacing a faulty gyroscope on the International Space Station. Also visit Killthegre.blogspot.com for latest verbal threads GUFFAW: noun A burst of deep loud hearty laughter;a boisterous laugh. eg.In fact we had a discreet guffaw regarding the matter when I met him on Saturday afternoon for High Tea.

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GRE WORDS 621-622

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GUSTO:
noun
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment.
eg.They sing their praises to God with great gusto or in a quieter meditative manner.



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GUSTATORY: adj. Of or having to do with tasting or the sense of taste. eg.The Thai restaurant offered an unusual gustatory experience for those used to a bland cuisine.

GRE WORDS 619-620

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FISSURE:
noun
A long narrow depression in a surface;crevice.

eg.Some cracks in old pipe can leak for decades causing large fissures running through the ground.





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FELON: noun Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime. eg.Trying to provoke a large, dangerous-looking felon from across the room is not funny.

GRE WORDS 617-618

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FILIGREE: noun Delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold, silver or other fine twisted wire) eg.Malta is renowned for its gold and silver filigree work and handmade lace.

GRE WORDS 615-616

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FIASCO: noun A disastrous or embarrassing failure. eg.Her husband, knowing she could not play, shut the piano to avoid a fiasco. Also visit Killthegre.blogspot.com for latest verbal threads















DIVA: noun A distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star.

eg.The diva swept into the room.






GRE WORDS 613-614

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 BILIOUS: adj. Suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress;Irritable as if suffering from indigestion 
eg.On Wednesday morning she was still unwell and had a bilious attack.
















DISEMBARK:
verb
Go ashore.
eg.The passengers disembarked at Southampton. 




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GRE WORDS 611-612

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BENISON: noun A blessing;benediction. 











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BEMUSED: adj. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment;confused. eg.Tom was obviously bemused by his questions.


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GRE WORDS 609-610

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BELLIGERENT:
adj.
1. Characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight;quarrelsome
2.Engaged in war.
eg.They eradicated the belligerent nationalism that had haunted Europe for 100 years.








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BASK:
verb
1. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in.
2. To warm oneself pleasantly, as in the sunlight.
eg.For most people the greatest delight is to bask on the beautiful beaches.

GRE WORDS 607-608

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BARD: noun A lyric poet. eg.Homer and other bards of the time could recite, or chant, long epic poems. 
















BAIT: verb Tease,Harass with persistent criticism or carping; eg.The children baited the new student.
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GRE WORDS 605-606

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 BABBLE: verb Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way;To talk foolishly. eg.She can laugh cry or babble just like a real baby.










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BADGER:
verb
Annoy persistently;Persuade through constant efforts.
eg.The children badgered the boy because of his stammer.

GRE WORDS 603-604

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CORNUCOPIA: noun 1.The property of being extremely abundant. 2.A goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity. eg.The sites, all linked together, provide a veritable cornucopia of information on these topics. 


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EPAULET:
  noun Adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder. eg.The coat has two shoulder epaulets with small belts around the sleeves.






GRE WORDS 601-602

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CATECHISM:
  noun 
An elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers. eg.The first question we had memorized from our early catechism had been Why were you created? 













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CONTUSION:
  noun 
1.An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration.
2.The action of bruising. eg.The area of the cortical contusion is outlined in purple.

GRE WORDS 599-600

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BILLOWING:
 ■ adj.
Characterized by great swelling waves or surges. eg.She is holding the side of the hat with one hand and her billowing dress with the other.

verb
 Rise up as if in waves.
eg."smoke billowed up into the sky"









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CARICATURE:
  noun
A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.
eg.During the evening Malcolm Lee helped raise funds by drawing caricatures of some of the guests.

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