GRE Word List

IDIOM

an expression in the usage of a language that is peculiar to itself either in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements (such as up in the air for "undecided") or in its grammatically atypical use of words (such as give way)

The meaning of the word idiom is an expression in the usage of a language that is peculiar to itself either in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements (such as up in the air for "undecided") or in its grammatically atypical use of words (such as give way).

Random words

WordMeaning
hubrisexaggerated pride or self-confidence
protrudeto jut out from the surrounding surface or context
boorpeasant
cronea cruel or ugly old woman
polaritythe quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits opposite properties or powers in opposite parts or directions or that exhibits contrasted properties or powers in contrasted parts or directions : the condition of having poles
interregnumthe time during which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns or regimes
turgidexcessively embellished in style or language : bombastic
stupefyto make stupid, groggy, or insensible
sounda particular auditory impression : tone
evanescenttending to vanish like vapor