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GRE Word List

GAMBIT

opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; action made to produce a future advantage

The meaning of the word gambit is opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; action made to produce a future advantage.

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WordMeaning
contrivancesomething contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
boostlift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase
filingparticle removed by a file
unkemptdisheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
browbeatbully; intimidate
coquetteflirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.
horoscopediagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
seresear; parched; dry
embezzlementtaking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
tritehackneyed; commonplace