GRE Word List

HOMEOSTASIS

tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm

The meaning of the word homeostasis is tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm.

Random words

WordMeaning
zephyrgentle breeze; west wind
effectiveeffectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
laggardslow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
coercionuse of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
pasticheimitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
tenuousthin; slim; rare
promptcause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue
construeexplain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
vapidlacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
tractpropaganda pamphlet (esp. by a religious or political group); expanse of land; region of indefinite size; system of related organs; Ex. digestive tract