GRE Word List


throw overboard (from a ship or plane)

The meaning of the word jettison is throw overboard (from a ship or plane).

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carnagedestruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
indemnifymake secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
atavismresemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
acousticsscience of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
lowmoo; make the sound of a cow
smirkconceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
precludemake impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
succorassist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
problematiccausing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
gluttonsomeone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much