GRE Word List

FLOUNDER

struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion

The meaning of the word flounder is struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion.

Random words

WordMeaning
devoteeenthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
institutioninstituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
forswearrenounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
cumbersomeheavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
hubrisarrogance; excessive self-conceit
distinctionhonor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
intuitionimmediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
whittlepare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
primaryfirst in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
wiltloose freshness; droop