GRE Word List

CAMEO

shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film

The meaning of the word cameo is shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film.

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WordMeaning
presageforetell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
astralrelating to the stars
forgecounterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
defacemar; disfigure
shavingvery thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
salientprominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
platitudetrite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
machiavelliancrafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
voguepopular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
sparegive; use; refrain from harming; save from experiencing; exempt; Ex. spare me 5 minutes; Ex. Take this money and spare my life; Ex. The emperor was spared the onus; ADJ: kept in reserve; free for other use; unoccupied; Ex. spare time