GRE Word List

EXTRANEOUS

not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject

The meaning of the word extraneous is not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject.

Random words

WordMeaning
drabdull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
pettytrivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
forerunnerpredecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
indentationnotch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
rigarrangement of masts and sails; V: equip (a ship) with rigging; ADJ. rigging: ropes that hold up a ship's sails
meticulousexcessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
effectiveeffectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
schemesystematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a scheme
abeyancesuspended action
compunctionremorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt