GRE Word List


extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels

The meaning of the word lilliputian is extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels.

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spanglesmall shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
gauntlean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
incorporateintroduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
collateralsecurity given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
tauttight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
sluiceartificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)
demurobject (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
ravinenarrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully, canyon
ellipticalelliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
epitomeperfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody