GRE Word List

DILETTANTE

aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight

The meaning of the word dilettante is aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight.

Random words

WordMeaning
barefacedshameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
boundleap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
abidedwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
formidablemenacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
inextricablefrom which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
overtopen to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
floeflat mass of floating ice
rebuttalrefutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
mawkishmushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
nominalin name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint