GRE Word List

MANTLE

loose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

The meaning of the word mantle is loose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core.

Random words

WordMeaning
culinaryrelating to cooking or kitchen
ramificationbranching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
eroticpertaining to passionate love or sexual love
forerunnerpredecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
vulturecarrion-eating birds
founderperson who establishes (an organization or business)
ramshackle(of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
prosperbecome successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
environenclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
embittermake bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.