GRE Word List

BUOYANT

able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market

The meaning of the word buoyant is able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market.

Random words

WordMeaning
carnivorousmeat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
waivegive up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
zestouter skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
impudenceimpertinence; insolence
brevityconciseness; shortness of duration
spoilsportone who spoils the pleasure of others
nominalin name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
carapaceshell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
defectiondesertion
ambushact of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.