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GRE Word List

ETHEREAL

like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air

The meaning of the word ethereal is like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air.

Random words

WordMeaning
nonsensespeech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
mnemonicpertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
cullpick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
obelisktall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
amphitheateroval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
objectivenot influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
hackneyedcommonplace; trite
maverickrebel; nonconformist (in a group)
maelstromviolent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
tribuneofficial of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people