GRE Word List


things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)

The meaning of the word jetsam is things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship).

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forumpublic square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
clasphold firmly within arms
prizepry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
weltraised mark from a beating or whipping
recalcitrantdisobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
chroniclereport; record (in chronological order)
blatantextremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
homelynot good-looking; unattractive
stoutrather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
rumblemake or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)