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GRE Word List

ISTHMUS

narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land

The meaning of the word isthmus is narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land.

Random words

WordMeaning
agilitynimbleness; ability to move quickly
unearthdig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
pomposityself-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
abstracttheoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
idiosyncrasyindividual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
fleetfast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
floridruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
glowshine brightly without a flame (as of eyes or metals); show redness and heat (in the face) after hard work or because of strong feelings; N: light produced by a heated body; brilliance of a color
shacklechain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
outlookpoint of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook