GRE Word List

ARCHAIC

having the characteristics of the language of the past and surviving chiefly in specialized uses

The meaning of the word archaic is having the characteristics of the language of the past and surviving chiefly in specialized uses.

Random words

WordMeaning
avantgardegroup of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
amenitiessomething that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment
daintysomething delicious to the taste
wistfulfull of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy
misconstrueto interpret (something, such as a statement or action) wrongly : misinterpret
decipherdecode
complaisantmarked by an inclination to please or oblige
manifestoa written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer
falterto walk unsteadily : stumble
domineerto exercise arbitrary or overbearing control