GRE Word List


a person of prominence or brilliant achievement

The meaning of the word luminary is a person of prominence or brilliant achievement.

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obsequiousmarked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
cajoleto persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance : coax
persistto go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning
inveterateconfirmed in a habit : habitual
shadecomparative darkness or obscurity owing to interception of the rays of light
smeara viscous or sticky substance
slitherto slide on or as if on a loose gravelly surface
nomadicof, relating to, or characteristic of nomads
phariseea member of a Jewish sect of the intertestamental period noted for strict observance of rites and ceremonies of the written law and for insistence on the validity of their own oral traditions concerning the law