GRE Word List

GERM

earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe

The meaning of the word germ is earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe.

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WordMeaning
engrossoccupy fully; absorb
offhandcasual; done without prior thought or preparation
congruentin agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
providentproviding for future needs; displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies; OP. improvident
trampwalk with a heavy step; travel on foot; N: vagrant; one who travels aimlessly about; long walk; sound of heavy walking
millenniumthousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
sedatecomposed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative
summationact of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
unfeignedgenuine; real
combustibleeasily burned; N. CF. combustion