GRE Word List

COLOSSUS

gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance

The meaning of the word colossus is gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance.

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hieroglyphicpicture writing; ADJ.
usurpseize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
reimburserepay; pay back
supplicantone who supplicates; ADJ.
barterertrader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
fettershackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
determinatehaving a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
absolutecomplete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
ornithologistscientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
ineffableunutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy