GRE Unit5

  1. Anodyne
    something that calms or soothes pain

    Some people use alcohol as an anodyne to numb their emotional pain.
  2. Anomalous
    irregular, deviating from the norm

    The psychologist discounted the anomalous behavior of the soldier, saying it was merely a short-term effect of the stress of battle.
  3. Anteccedent
    something that comes before
  4. Antediluvian

    Most of our knowledge of antediluvian times has been built up as a result of one of humanity's grandest collaborative endeavors-the gathering, identification, dating, and categorization of fossils as they are discovered.
  5. Antipathy
    dislike; hostility

    Heathcliff, the protagonist of Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights, feels great antipathy for Edgar Linton, the man who marries the woman he loves.
  6. Apathy

    Apathy was high in the election because there was no major controversy or issue to arouse voter interest.
  7. Welfare state
    the provision of welfare services by the state
  8. Apex
    the highest point

    In English literature, classification reached its apex in the poetry of Alexander Pope and the other Augustans.
  9. Apogee
    the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point
  10. Classicism
    an aesthetic tradition that values simplicity, elegance, restraint, and order
  11. Augustans
    a period of English literature from around 1700 to 1789. Satire was a feature of the writing of many authors of this period. Two notable authors of the Augustan Age were Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.
  12. Ottoman Empire
    an empire that arose in Anatolia (which corresponds to the Asian portion of modern Turkey) in the fourteenth century, destroying the Byzantine Empire. Be the early sixteenth century in controlled much of Persia
  13. Apothegm
    a terse, witty saying

    One of the best-known political apothegms was written by the British historian, Lord Acton: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. "
  14. Appease
    to calm; pacify; placate
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