GRE Word List

MOMENTOUS

very important; N. moment; CF. momentary

The meaning of the word momentous is very important; N. moment; CF. momentary.

Random words

WordMeaning
impetuousviolent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
regenta person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
scabbardcase for a sword blade; sheath
resolutiondetermination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
embittermake bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
barristercounselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
dismantletake apart; disassemble
limboregion near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
duressforcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
cemeteryplace for burying the dead