GRE Word List

GLOSSY

smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners

The meaning of the word glossy is smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners.

Random words

WordMeaning
leavenadd leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
supercilioushaughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
brandishwave around (a weapon); flourish
ambienceenvironment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
virilemanly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
dispelscatter; drive away; cause to vanish
nauticalpertaining to ships or navigation
compressforce into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
relegateput into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
decrepitudestate of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age