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GRE Word List

ACADEMIC

related to a school; not practical or directly useful

The meaning of the word academic is related to a school; not practical or directly useful.

Random words

WordMeaning
leashrestraining rope fastened to the collar of an animal (to control it); Ex. a dog on a leash
simulatefeign; imitate
reciprocatedo or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
dismembercut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
felicityhappiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
outmodedno longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
intermittentperiodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
rudimentaryelementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
pejorative(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
conversantfamiliar with; having knowledge of

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