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GRE Word List

NUANCE

shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction

The meaning of the word nuance is shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction.

Random words

WordMeaning
fabricatebuild; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
maneuverstrategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
galewindstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
idiomexpression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
petulanttouchy; peevish; ill-tempered
culpritone guilty of a crime
shrewdclever; astute
ecstasyrapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
agapeopenmouthed
rantspeak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech; Ex. The priest ranted about the devil.