GRE Word List

FUNCTIONAL

made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism

The meaning of the word functional is made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism.

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WordMeaning
anchorsecure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; N. anchorage
belateddelayed
loomappear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
collateexamine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
galleylow ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)
deposedethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
oddschances; probability; disagreement; Ex. The odds are that it will rain. Ex. at odds with
laitylaypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
buoyantable to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
jibeagree; be in harmony with; gibe