GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word opaque is dark; not transparent; N. opacity.
|mantle||loose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core|
|confidant||trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)|
|gerontology||study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age|
|hummock||small hill; hillock|
|brazen||insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence|
|reparation||compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair|
|grapple||wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar|
|cross||bad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry|
|noisome||foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome|
|retrograde||go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.|