GRE Word List

HOVEL

shack; small wretched house

The meaning of the word hovel is shack; small wretched house.

Random words

WordMeaning
embryonicundeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
pugilistboxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
simplisticoversimplified
hatchdeck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
tensilecapable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber
detachedemotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
ovoidegg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
scaleclimb up; ascend; remove or come off in scales; N: flake of epidermis; ascending or descending series of musical tones
pitfallhidden danger; concealed trap
braggadocioboasting