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GRE Word List

AUTOMATON

mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself

The meaning of the word automaton is mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself.

Random words

WordMeaning
tactskill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
conclaveprivate secret meeting
outstripoutrun; surpass; outdo
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
nonchalanceindifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
versatilehaving many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility
expletivemeaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
amplifyincrease in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
infestinhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
fracasbrawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee