GRE Word List


a charred piece of wood

The meaning of the word brand is a charred piece of wood.

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blandishmentsomething that tends to coax or cajole : allurement
spectruma continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed (as by passage through a prism) so that its component wavelengths are arranged in order
transcendentexceeding usual limits : surpassing
douseto plunge into water
insurrectionan act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government
gamutthe whole series of recognized musical notes
impalpableincapable of being felt by touch : intangible
burlesquea literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggeration or comic imitation
shootto eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)
anecdotea usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident