GRE Word List

IMPETUS

moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse

The meaning of the word impetus is moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse.

Random words

WordMeaning
repulsereject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
billowingswelling out in waves; surging
cavilquibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
excerptselected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
auditexamination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
gibberishnonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling
discourseserious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
embracehug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
luminousshining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
pervasivespread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate