GRE Unit 11

  1. Bucolic
    Characteristic of the countryside; rustic; pastoral
  2. Burgeon
    to flourish

    . . . the burgeoning world population resulted in an increase in pollution.
  3. Burnish
    to polish

    The poet T.S. Eliot burnished his reputation as one of the master poets of the twentieth century with Four Quartets, four long poems published between 1936 and 1942.
  4. Buttress
    to reinforce; support
  5. Cacophonous
    unpleasant or harsh sounding
  6. Cadge
    to beg; sponge

    . . . workman cadging money with the line, "Hey mister, can you spare a dime for a cup of coffee?"
  7. Callous
    thick skinned; insensitive
  8. Calumny
    false and malicious accusation; slander

    "Be thou chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny."
  9. Canard
    false, deliberately misleading story

    Most politicians do not want to be associated with the old canard that big governement in Washington can solve all of America's problems.
  10. Canon
    an established principle; a basis or standard for judgement; a group of literary works

    Canons of aesthetic taste vary over the years; the Rococo period, for example, valued ornate art.
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GRE Unit 11