GRE Word List



The meaning of the word braggadocio is boasting.

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discerningmentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
probeexplore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
planecarpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
nihilistone who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
agendaitems of business at a meeting
moltperiodically shed or cast off hairs or feathers (for replacement by a new growth)
astigmatismeye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
causticburning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
distillrefine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
renounceabandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation