GRE Word List


pointed tool used for piercing

The meaning of the word awl is pointed tool used for piercing.

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renovaterestore to good condition; renew
goadurge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
monographscholarly article
ciliatedhaving minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
transpire(of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
enterprisewillingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
lateralof or coming from the side
stuporstate of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
fallaciousfalse; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
mementotoken; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit