GRE Word List

FISSURE

crevice; crack

The meaning of the word fissure is crevice; crack.

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WordMeaning
astringentbinding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
phalanxformation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
symmetryarrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
menacethreat; V: threaten
vagabondwanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
lustershine; gloss (of a polished surface)
expeditehasten; make go faster
liabilitydrawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
sublimaterefine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
slewlarge quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left