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GRE Word List


aimless; haphazard; digressing at random

The meaning of the word desultory is aimless; haphazard; digressing at random.

Random words

politicprudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
preytarget of a hunt; victim; V: hunt and eat as prey; victimize; Ex. Cats prey on mice.
unceremoniousnot done politely without due formalities
abaselower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
earthlyof this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
chorusphrase repeated throughout a song or poem
pestletool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
tacitunderstood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
haltinghesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
condescend(derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior