GRE Word List

HUMUS

substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil

The meaning of the word humus is substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil.

Random words

WordMeaning
amorousmoved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
fruitfulproducing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
inebriatedhabitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
communesmall (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
cogtooth projecting from a wheel
paradoxsomething apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
epochperiod of time
impalepierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
canvassdetermine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.