GRE Word List


a small recessed section of a room : nook

The meaning of the word alcove is a small recessed section of a room : nook.

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scapegoata goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur
salvagecompensation paid for saving a ship or its cargo from the perils of the sea or for the lives and property rescued in a wreck
uncouthawkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner, or behavior : rude
demoticof, relating to, or written in a simplified form of the ancient Egyptian hieratic writing
devoteean ardent follower, supporter, or enthusiast (as of a religion, art form, or sport)
commiserateto feel or express sympathy : condole
daintysomething delicious to the taste
wafflea crisp cake of batter baked in a waffle iron
eerieso mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine