GRE Word List


a driving force : impulse

The meaning of the word impetus is a driving force : impulse.

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carnivoroussubsisting or feeding on animal tissues
panachean ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet
dotagea state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness
stumbleto fall into sin or waywardness
precociousexceptionally early in development or occurrence
gibeto utter taunting words
glibshowing little forethought or preparation : offhand
bearingthe manner in which one behaves or comports oneself : the manner in which one bears (see bear
jostleto come in contact or into collision
culpritone accused of or charged with a crime