GRE Word List


special talent; art

The meaning of the word knack is special talent; art.

Random words

bullyone who is habitually cruel to weaker people; V.
devisethink up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
defoliatedestroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
palmconceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir
translucentpartly transparent
rare(of air) thin in density; rarefied; Ex. rare air of the mountains
manifestopublic declaration of principles; statement of policy
preenmake oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
harrowingagonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
searburn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither