GRE Word List

IMPLODE

burst inward; CF. vaccum tube

The meaning of the word implode is burst inward; CF. vaccum tube.

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WordMeaning
tutelageguardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
breachbreaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
insightfuldiscerning; perceptive
jargonlanguage used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
abeyancesuspended action
vapidlacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
oscillatevibrate pendulumlike; waver
forlornsad and lonely; wretched; desolate
waketrail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before; Ex. hunger followed in the wake of the war
confiscateseize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer