GRE Word List

GALLEY

low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)

The meaning of the word galley is low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves).

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WordMeaning
wigglewriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions
perigeepoint of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
expertisespecialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
qualmsuneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
cynosureobject of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
sledgelarge sled drawn by work animals
tottershake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
syllogismlogical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
betraybe unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism