GRE Word List

MENIAL

suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)

The meaning of the word menial is suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house).

Random words

WordMeaning
intermediaryintermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
transitorytransient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
embargoban on commerce or other activity
atavismresemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
privysecret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
sluiceartificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)
pejorative(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
verbatimword for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly
filchsteal (things of small value)
recessionwithdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity