GRE Word List

ADAPT

make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.

The meaning of the word adapt is make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel..

Random words

WordMeaning
covertsecret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
nigglespend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
quicksilvermercury
enormityhugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
engrossoccupy fully; absorb
durationlength of time something lasts
insularitynarrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
ciphernonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
captiousfaultfinding; too critical
winsomecharming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging