GRE Word List

FLOTSAM

drifting wreckage

The meaning of the word flotsam is drifting wreckage.

Random words

WordMeaning
imbrogliocomplicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
perversepurposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
syllogismlogical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
careerrush wildly; go at full speed
skimpprovide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
sluggishlazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
oculistphysician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
odoroushaving an odor
libertinedebauched person; dissolute or licentious person; roue; CF. free
antecedeprecede