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GRE Word List

This is a list of approximately 4,800 words commonly used in the GRE.

Today's GRE Word is


representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.

Random words
refurbishrenovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
alchemymedieval chemistry
raspymaking a harsh noise; grating; harsh
boutmatch; short period of great activity; Ex. wrestling bout; bout of drinking/flu
gawkstare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
impostureassuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
partialincomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
barragebarrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
oatmealcrushed oats used for making porridge
virulent(of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom