GRE Word List

ARTERY

blood-vessel; CF. vein

The meaning of the word artery is blood-vessel; CF. vein.

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WordMeaning
chaperonolder person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
subtletyperceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
pitfallhidden danger; concealed trap
tempestuousstormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
benignkindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
disproportionlack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
prevailbe widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
puissantpowerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
indulgeyield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
pilfersteal things of small value; filch; snitch