GRE Word List

IMBALANCE

lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion

The meaning of the word imbalance is lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion.

Random words

WordMeaning
cloyingdistasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
amuletcharm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
seminaryschool for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
debauchcorrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
requitemake return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
steepsoak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
cloistermonastery or convent
contentiousquarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
innovationchange; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
turmoilextreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil