GRE Word List


support on which a lever rests or pivots

The meaning of the word fulcrum is support on which a lever rests or pivots.

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crochetmake (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
appropriateacquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
intellecthigher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
kenrange of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
boostlift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase
regenerationspiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
venalcapable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
dissidentdissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
bodeforeshadow; portend
pasticheimitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists