GRE Word List

ANVIL

iron block used in hammering out metals

The meaning of the word anvil is iron block used in hammering out metals.

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WordMeaning
irascibleirritable; easily angered
regimenprescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
consonanceharmony; agreement
nibbeak(bill); pen point
daintydelicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
avengetake vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
vortexwhirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
spatulabroad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
afflictionstate of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
susceptibleimpressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility