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Glossary of Barron GRE word list 9

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conversant
familiar with; having knowledge of
gossamer
sheer; very light; like cobwebs;
husband
use sparingly; conserve; save
ovoid
egg-shaped; cf: ovum
ineffable
unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo
filch
steal (things of small value)
pinion
restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs
glib
fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
imprecation
curse; swearword
sully
to make soiled or tarnished: defile
goad
urge on; drive with a goad;
requite
make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge
expunge
cancel; remove a word or name; erase
hinterlands
back country; inner part of a country; OP: foreland
satyr
half-human, half-bestial being, portrayed as wanton and cunning; lecher
missive
letter; written statement
plumage
feathers of a bird
endue
endow; provide with some quality
parsimony
stinginess; excessive frugality
patois
local or provincial dialect

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