GRE Word List

BARB

sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark

The meaning of the word barb is sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark.

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catechismbook for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
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rational(of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
reminiscentsuggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
debutdebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
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cognatehaving a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
ruthlesspitiless; merciless; cruel
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traversego through or across