GRE Word List

FLUKE

unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky

The meaning of the word fluke is unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky.

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