GRE Word List

ENIGMA

puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling

The meaning of the word enigma is puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling.

Random words

WordMeaning
conservatoryschool of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
franticwild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
searburn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
derelictnegligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
febrilefeverish
dioramalife-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
alleviaterelieve (pain)
alimonypayments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
kneelgo down on one's knee(s)
impassepredicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress