GRE Word List

EXPEDIENT

suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient

The meaning of the word expedient is suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient.

Random words

WordMeaning
galleylow ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)
abidedwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
ulcersore place appearing on the skin inside or outside the body; Ex. stomach ulcer; ADJ. ulcerous; V. ulcerate
felicityhappiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
numismatistperson who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
explicateexplain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
amenitiesconvenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
tattertorn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
chastemorally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
sarcasmcutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic