GRE Word List

GAFFE

social blunder

The meaning of the word gaffe is social blunder.

Random words

WordMeaning
prevaricatelie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
tapervery thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
imminentimpending; near at hand
reclinelie down
cosmicpertaining to the universe; vast
beelinedirect quick route
declivitydownward slope
prestigerespect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
tensilecapable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber
dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)