GRE Word List


daily; occurring during the daytime

The meaning of the word diurnal is daily; occurring during the daytime.

Random words

championshipposition of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
burnishmake shiny by rubbing; polish
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
sinewy(of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
filibusterblock legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
entrepreneurbusinessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
perforatepierce; put a hole through
understatestate with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
speciousseemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
compulsioncompelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse