GRE Word List

EPHEMERAL

short-lived; fleeting

The meaning of the word ephemeral is short-lived; fleeting.

Random words

WordMeaning
chagrinannoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
draconianextremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
iconreligious image; idol; image or representation
regicidemurder of a king or queen
saunterstroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.
impassepredicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
whiffpuff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal
apextip; summit; climax; highest point
cumbersomeheavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
flutedhaving vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column