GRE Word List
The meaning of the word fluted is having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column.
|expatriate||exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country|
|curator||superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)|
|rapture||great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous|
|purveyor||furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide|
|standstill||condition of no movement or activity; stop|
|headfirst||moving with the head leading; headlong|