GRE Word List


pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon

The meaning of the word lance is pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon.

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auroralpertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
apothegmpithy, compact saying
surfeitsatiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
distillrefine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
provocativearousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
patinagreen crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
concurrenthappening at the same time; in agreement
undulatingmoving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
exquisitedelicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry