GRE Word List


forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)

The meaning of the word harbinger is forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come).

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susceptibleimpressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
colossusgigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
flushredden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
percussionstriking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
comebackretort; quick clever reply; return to former status
gastronomyart and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
manumitemancipate; free from slavery or bondage
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
guilelesswithout deceit
ooze(of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river