GRE Word List

FORMIDABLE

menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question

The meaning of the word formidable is menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question.

Random words

WordMeaning
iconoclasticattacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
nooseloop formed in a rope
transitiongoing from one state of action to another
crassvery unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
reconnaissancesurvey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
behemothhuge creature; something of monstrous size or power
portendforetell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
urgedrive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action
oustexpel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
incarcerateimprison