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GRE Word List

OBELISK

tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid

The meaning of the word obelisk is tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid.

Random words

WordMeaning
impartialnot biased; fair; N. impartiality
jestplayful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
humdrumdull; monotonous
mangyshabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
championsupport militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
jabberchatter rapidly or unintelligibly
manipulateoperate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
saboteurone who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
preemptprevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
complicityparticipation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)