GRE Word List

ASTRINGENT

binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism

The meaning of the word astringent is binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism.

Random words

WordMeaning
presumetake for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
shimmershine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
catholic(of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
taxonomistspecialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification
forerunnerpredecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
advocacysupport; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
memorialsomething, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
cerebralpertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
embellishadorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
veritablebeing truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary