GRE Word List

CONTINGENT

dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency

The meaning of the word contingent is dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency.

Random words

WordMeaning
frenziedmadly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
confoundconfuse; puzzle
roilmake liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
tapervery thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
stipplepaint or draw with dots or short strokes
foildefeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail
fissurecrevice; crack
protrudestick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
propulsivedriving forward; N. propulsion
initiatebegin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated