GRE Word List

ALLOY

mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness

The meaning of the word alloy is mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness.

Random words

WordMeaning
insurmountableoverwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
verityquality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
awfulterrible; very bad
seamysordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
distendexpand; swell out
shrewscolding woman; very small mouselike animal
devoutpious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope
instituteorganization for a special purpose; V: establish
insalubriousunwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
litotesunderstatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''