GRE Word List

ALCHEMY

medieval chemistry

The meaning of the word alchemy is medieval chemistry.

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WordMeaning
charmake or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion
effetehaving lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
steepsoak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
foolhardyrash; reckless; foolishly daring
ramshackle(of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
divaoperatic singer; prima donna
vagabondwanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
dozesleep lightly; nap
horticulturalpertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
cronehag; ugly old woman