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
dilatorydelaying; tending to delay
quibbleminor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
academicrelated to a school; not practical or directly useful
panegyricformal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
plaitbraid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
fatuoussmugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
pariahsocial outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
repeldrive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
lunaticinsane; Ex. lunatic asylum
wither(of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay