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.

Random words

WordMeaning
impalpableimperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
polemicalaggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
bedizendress with vulgar finery
omnipresentuniversally present; ubiquitous
corrodedestroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
dintmeans; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
profaneviolate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
vignettesmall drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
asininestupid; Ex. asinine remarks
trancehypnotic state; ecstatic state; detachment from one's physical surrounding (as in contemplation or daydreaming); CF. transition