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.

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WordMeaning
omnivorouseating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
aptitudefitness; talent
shackcrude cabin
suitorman who is courting a woman
obsidianblack volcanic rock
inconsequentialinsignificant; unimportant
subornpersuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
tollsound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals; N: sound of a bell; fixed tax or charge
subsidesink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
riddlepierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)