GRE Word List

GASTRONOMY

art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome

The meaning of the word gastronomy is art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome.

Random words

WordMeaning
retarddelay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development
outskirtsfringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
smugself-satisfied; complacent
concavehollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
cabalsmall group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
hyperboleexaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
officiousmeddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
divaoperatic singer; prima donna
hostilityunfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
primaryfirst in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first