super hard GRE words 1

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lucullan

(adj) rich; magnificent and luxurious; from Latin Lucullanus for Licinius Lucullus, a Roman general famous for his wealth and the luxury of his banquets

apotheosis

(n) model of excellence or perfection of a kind

escutcheon

(n) 1.shield decorated w/ a coat of arms 2. protective metal plate over a keyhole/lock, handle, pull, light switch, etc. 3. ship's name panel on stern

guerdon

(n) reward. by 1366, "reward, recompense" (now only poetic), from Old French ____, from Middle Latin widerdonum, from Old High German widarlon and influenced in Middle Latin by Latin donum "gift"

ret

to soak in water or expose to moisture, as flax or hemp, to facilitate the removal of the fiber from the woody tissue by partial rotting.

lager

a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing)

ale

a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast

mead

a fermented beverage made of water and honey, malt, and yeast

tun

a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

assonance

(n) Also called vowel rhyme. Prosody. rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent and reticence.

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