GRE Word List


cutting off; separation

The meaning of the word abscission is cutting off; separation.

Random words

flitfly; fly or move lightly or quickly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by; Ex. a bee flitting from flower to flower
confidanttrusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
provisostipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
refrainabstain from; resist; forbear; N: chorus
exudeflow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
therapeuticcurative; N. therapy
obtrudepush (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
whitsmall amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
hostageperson who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands