GRE Word List

FRITTER

waste (time or money on unimportant things)

The meaning of the word fritter is waste (time or money on unimportant things).

Random words

WordMeaning
emaciatedthin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
sheerpure; thin and transparent; very steep
contrivancesomething contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
gargantuanhuge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
vulpinelike a fox; crafty
amphitheateroval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
espionagespying
repeldrive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
flickerburn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
haltinghesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop