GRE Word List


lasting a very short time

The meaning of the word ephemeral is lasting a very short time.

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glazeto furnish or fit with glass
gyroscopea wheel or disk mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and also free to rotate about one or both of two axes perpendicular to each other and to the axis of spin so that a rotation of one of the two mutually perpendicular axes results from application of torque to the other when the wheel is spinning and so that the entire apparatus offers considerable opposition depending on the angular momentum to any torque that would change the direction of the axis of spin
ragamuffina ragged often disreputable person
pungentsharply painful
dexterousmentally adroit and skillful : clever
killjoyone who spoils the pleasure of others
gargoylea spout in the form of a grotesque human or animal figure projecting from a roof gutter to throw rainwater clear of a building
shrewdmarked by clever discerning awareness and hardheaded acumen
drawto cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull
vortexsomething that resembles a whirlpool