GRE Word List

GIRTH

distance around something; circumference

The meaning of the word girth is distance around something; circumference.

Random words

WordMeaning
sonnet14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern
proteanable to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
prevalentwidespread; generally accepted
striatedmarked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
acrimoniousstinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
travestycopy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
hardy(of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
fomentstir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
urgedrive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action
mottledblotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors