GRE Word List


thriftless; not providing for the future

The meaning of the word improvident is thriftless; not providing for the future.

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compassionsympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
bafflefrustrate; perplex
evinceshow clearly
incidentevent; event that causes a crisis
bulgeprotruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
profusiongreat amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
peerlesshaving no equal; incomparable
bilkswindle; cheat
wanedecrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
salutarytending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health