GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word obtrude is push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive.
|ensue||follow (as a result)|
|smattering||slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German|
|swathe||swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages|
|scheme||systematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a scheme|
|molecule||the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance|
|illusion||misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion|
|quixotic||idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote|