GRE Word List

NOVA

star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness

The meaning of the word nova is star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness.

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WordMeaning
sidetrackswitch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
phenomenaobservable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
deputizework or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
apprehensivefearful; discerning
larcenytheft; Ex. petit larceny
convokecall together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
incontrovertibleindisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
proximitynearness; ADJ. proximate
austereforbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
dispassionatecalm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings