GRE Word List

BURGEON

grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon

The meaning of the word burgeon is grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon.

Random words

WordMeaning
deftneat; skillful
inuredaccustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
impalepierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
automatonmechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
slovenlyuntidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
sophistryseemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
incurbring upon oneself
reserveself-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence; Ex. without reserve: freely and openly; ADJ. reserved: shy and uncommunicative
reprievepostponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
respirationbreathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory