GRE Word List

EQUIPOISE

balance; balancing force; equilibrium

The meaning of the word equipoise is balance; balancing force; equilibrium.

Random words

WordMeaning
baitharass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
fiascototal failure; CF. bottle
mediumelement that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
cornucopiahorn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
matriarchwoman who rules a family or larger social group
felicitous(of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
migratorywandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
retiringshy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
skulduggerydishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election