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GRE Word List


catch sight of (something distant)

The meaning of the word descry is catch sight of (something distant).

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swervedeviate; turn aside sharply from a straight course; Ex. swerve from the principle; Ex. The car swerved to the right.
shavingvery thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
queasyexperiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
covetousavaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
dyslexiaword blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
scruplehesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
crestfallendejected; dispirited
peruseread through with care; N. perusal
stringent(of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions