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GRE Word by meaning 374

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n. drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check

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n. a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline; language

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v. diminish; decrease

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v. charge falsely or with malicious intent; smirch; asperse; denigrate; calumniate; smear; besmirch

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adj. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)

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n. a miserly person

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n. a person who is markedly small; nanus

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adj. corpse-like; ghastly

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adj. showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; granitic; obdurate; stony

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n. the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium