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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waylayambush; lie in wait for and attack
monasticrelated to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
demographicrelated to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
satireform of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
sturdystrong and firm (in the body)
fatuoussmugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
serratedhaving a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
deigncondescend; stoop
sardonicscornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize