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
tactfulcareful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
withdrawnintroverted; retiring; remote
verisimilarhaving the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
botchmismanage; blow
conceptionbeginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
preternaturalbeyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
transitiongoing from one state of action to another
charlatanquack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
hoverhang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
broilcook by direct heat; N.