GRE Word List

ICON

a person or thing widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere

The meaning of the word icon is a person or thing widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere.

Random words

WordMeaning
spanglea small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing
preposterouscontrary to nature, reason, or common sense : absurd
fancifulmarked by fancy or unrestrained imagination rather than by reason and experience
reveriedaydream
pharisaicalmarked by hypocritical censorious self-righteousness
swipea strong sweeping blow
expletivea syllable, word, or phrase inserted to fill a vacancy (as in a sentence or a metrical line) without adding to the sense
partisana firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person
manifestreadily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight
parvenuone that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it