GRE Word List

COGNATE

having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.

The meaning of the word cognate is having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N..

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WordMeaning
bombastgrandiloquent, pompous speech
logrecord of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk; V.
temperamentcharacteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
supererogatorysuperfluous; more than needed or demanded
opticianmaker and seller of eyeglasses
lancetsmall surgical tool for making incisions
cedeyield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
tensilecapable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber
iridescentexhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence