GRE Word List

GAUNT

lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren

The meaning of the word gaunt is lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren.

Random words

WordMeaning
coevalliving at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
compensatorymaking up for; repaying
herpetologistone who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
incandescentstrikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
augmentincrease; add to
extemporaneousnot planned; impromptu; extempore
shrewscolding woman; very small mouselike animal
immobilitystate of being immovable
disfiguremar the appearance of; spoil
felicityhappiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous