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Wizened GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Wizened GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈwɪz.ənd/ (Adj)


(of skin) wrinkled and dried up with lines due to old age, shriveled, lined, atrophied, gnarled, wasted, desiccated, wrinkly


As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more wizened and fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled.

Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis).




Parts of speech

Verb: wizen

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