GRE Word List


serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective

The meaning of the word futile is serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective.

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encipherto convert (a message) into cipher
ripto tear or split apart or open
retentivehaving the power, property, or capacity of retaining
flaila hand threshing implement consisting of a wooden handle at the end of which a stouter and shorter stick is so hung as to swing freely
rabiesan acute virus disease of the nervous system of mammals that is caused by a rhabdovirus (species Rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus) usually transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal and that is characterized typically by increased salivation, abnormal behavior, and eventual paralysis and death when untreated
prelatean ecclesiastic (such as a bishop or abbot) of superior rank
archaeologythe scientific study of material remains (such as tools, pottery, jewelry, stone walls, and monuments) of past human life and activities
salaciousarousing or appealing to sexual desire or imagination
pretendto give a false appearance of being, possessing, or performing
indeliblethat cannot be removed, washed away, or erased