GRE Word List

ASTEROID

small planet

The meaning of the word asteroid is small planet.

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WordMeaning
gistessence; main point; substance
flipsend (something) spinning, often into the air, by striking with a light quick blow; turn over; Ex. flip over
preponderancesuperiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
tortuouswinding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
rivetmetal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
parisharea in the care of a single priest and served by one main church
smugself-satisfied; complacent
zenithpoint directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
requitemake return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
initiatebegin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated