GRE Word List

KERNEL

central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)

The meaning of the word kernel is central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn).

Random words

WordMeaning
penanceself-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
bacchanaliathe ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
submergeplace under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
purportedalleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
rendergive; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate; Ex. render the song beautifully
sedentaryrequiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
moresconventions; moral standards; moral customs
lethaldeadly
knottyintricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
terseconcise; abrupt; pithy