GRE Word List

ANECDOTE

short story of an amusing or interesting event

The meaning of the word anecdote is short story of an amusing or interesting event.

Random words

WordMeaning
thermalpertaining to heat; producing heat; warm; Ex. thermal bath; N: rising current of warm air
laxcareless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service
relinquishgive up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
debutanteyoung woman making formal entrance into society
citadelfortress
enthrallcapture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
servitudeslavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
guilelesswithout deceit
predecessorformer occupant of a post
intimatehint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy