GRE Word List

CONTRIVANCE

something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme

The meaning of the word contrivance is something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme.

Random words

WordMeaning
prowessextraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
disingenuousnot naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
embezzlementtaking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
inceptionstart; beginning
embedenclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
frivolouslacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
waylayambush; lie in wait for and attack
matnot shiny; matte; having a dull finish; N: flat piece of material used as a floor covering; V.
gambitopening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; action made to produce a future advantage
blemishmar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished