GRE Word List

DISTEND

expand; swell out

The meaning of the word distend is expand; swell out.

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WordMeaning
gratuitytip
robuststrong; vigorous
enmityill will; hatred; hostility
trilogygroup of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
unsavorydistasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
figurativenot literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
auroralpertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
vulgarof the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
animatedlively; spirited
placidpeaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake