GRE Word List


reading desk or stand for a public speaker

The meaning of the word lectern is reading desk or stand for a public speaker.

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flashyshowy; gaudy; giving a momentary brilliance
sapdiminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
intelligentsiaintellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
glaciallike a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
incubusburden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
carnivorousmeat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
torrentrushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
dossierfile of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
rebuffreject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
pilfersteal things of small value; filch; snitch