GRE Word List

EMBRYONIC

undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development

The meaning of the word embryonic is undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development.

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nonplusput at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
renttear made by rending; rip; split
hermeticconcerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
stragglestray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
exiguoussmall in amount; minute
deadlockstandstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
vacillatewaver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
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