GRE Word List

ELEVATION

elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house

The meaning of the word elevation is elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house.

Random words

WordMeaning
obliqueindirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
antiquatedobsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
incrementincrease
rigidhard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
pettytrivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
quiescentdormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
desertswhat someone deserves
amisswrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
credencebelief
philistinenarrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete