GRE Word List

INEFFECTUAL

not effective; not having a desired effect; weak

The meaning of the word ineffectual is not effective; not having a desired effect; weak.

Random words

WordMeaning
circletsmall ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
aegisshield; protection; defense
litheflexible; supple; CF. limber
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