GRE Word List


range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken

The meaning of the word ken is range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken.

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sinewy(of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
anarchyabsence of governing body; state of disorder
unfledgedimmature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
liquidatesettle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
angularsharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
waivegive up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
festivejoyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
maritimebordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces
alimonypayments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
sidetrackswitch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track