GRE Word List


enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

The meaning of the word abyss is enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit.

Random words

resumptiontaking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
derelictnegligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
rasp(of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.
genteelwell-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
clemencydisposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
parsimonystinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
pedagogueteacher; CF. child leader
amendcorrect; change ; generally for the better
simpersmirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
viperpoisonous snake