GRE Word List

DORMER

window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room

The meaning of the word dormer is window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room.

Random words

WordMeaning
crypticmysterious; hidden; secret
permissiveallowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
stygianunpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
quislingtraitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
sojourntemporary stay; V: stay for a time
archetypeprototype; primitive pattern
crossbreedhybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
humorindulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
cantatastory set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts