GRE Word List

LUMINOUS

shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs

The meaning of the word luminous is shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs.

Random words

WordMeaning
unkemptdisheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
uproarnoisy confusion
lullmoment of calm; period of reduced activity; Ex. a lull in the rain; V: cause to become less active; cause to sleep or rest; Ex. lull the opponents into a false sense of security; CF. lullaby
impunityfreedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
sobrietymoderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
arteryblood-vessel; CF. vein
frictionclash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
intermediaryintermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
ventrelease or discharge through a vent; express (esp. unfairly); utter; Ex. He vented his wrath on his family.
patronizesupport; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott