GRE Word List


casual; done without prior thought or preparation

The meaning of the word offhand is casual; done without prior thought or preparation.

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writhetwist in coils; contort in pain
premiseassumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
searburn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
startmove suddenly or involuntarily; Ex. start at the sight of a snake
panegyricformal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
impartialnot biased; fair; N. impartiality
damncondemn; criticize severely; condemn to everlasting punishment; doom; bring to ruin; N. damnation
contriveinvent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
turbulencestate of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
frictionclash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against