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GRE Word List


sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb

The meaning of the word gossamer is sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb.

Random words

tattertorn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
disputatiousargumentative; fond of argument
daisraised platform for speakers or other important people
absolutecomplete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
vicariousexperienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
avengetake vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
preceptpractical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
platitudetrite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
graphiteblack form of carbon used in lead pencils