GRE word study for the visual learner - picture dictionary of GRE words. Click on the alphabetical list to see the complete list of words.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Even while we busily attend meetings, contribute money and perform our assigned tasks, we suspect that we may be helping to create a force that is inimical to many values we hold dear.
Thus we see that tribal life is inimical to personal freedom; it favors tradition, convention, and conservatism.
I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me.
Nazi Germany produced some posters that would certainly rank as artistically meritorious; their political content was anathema to most people.
I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn't and so it's kind of an anathema for me to turn down work.
Variegation is the appearance of differently coloured zones in the leaves, and sometimes the stems, of plants. This may be due to a number of causes. Some variegation is attractive and ornamental, and gardeners tend to preserve these.
The term is also sometimes used to refer to colour zonation in flowers.
1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.
2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.
4. any imprecation of divine punishment.
5. a curse; execration.
There is also anecdotal evidence -- and although such stories may be anathema to hard science, they can provide the basis for research questions.