GRE Word List

OBSIDIAN

black volcanic rock

The meaning of the word obsidian is black volcanic rock.

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recesspause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive
tundrarolling treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
drosswaste matter; worthless impurities
reprisalretaliation
hermitagehome of a hermit
reciterepeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
rationfixed portion; V: distribute as rations
permeablethat can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
spoonerismaccidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
outfitclothing or equipment for a special purpose; Ex. cowboy outfit