GRE Word List

LITTER

waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter

The meaning of the word litter is waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter.

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WordMeaning
acridbitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
selectivecareful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
encroachmentgradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
granulateform into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
aghastfilled with great surprise or fear; horrified
studiedcarefully contrived; calculated; unspontaneous; deliberate; thoughtful; Ex. studied remark
slyclever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
slurpronounce indistinctly; speak indistinctly; mumble