GRE Word List


rubbing away; tending to grind down

The meaning of the word abrasive is rubbing away; tending to grind down.

Random words

aliasan assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
engrossoccupy fully; absorb
consolidationunification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
torquetwisting force; force producing rotation
malaproposinappropriate; ADV.
cisternreservoir or water tank
perspicuityclearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
fulminatethunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
spectralghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom