GRE Word List


nook; recess

The meaning of the word alcove is nook; recess.

Random words

respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
occidentthe West
mantleloose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
prologueintroduction (to a poem or play)
coronerpublic official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
falterhesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
upbraidreprimand; severely scold
blatantextremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
bloated(unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
bouillonclear beef (or meat) soup