GRE Word List

OPPORTUNIST

individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism

The meaning of the word opportunist is individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism.

Random words

WordMeaning
brittlehard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
trappingsoutward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
commonplaceordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
gloss_overexplain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
reprovecensure; rebuke; N. reproof
sagaScandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
reputablerespectable; having a good reputation
remnantremainder
pastrypaste of flour and water (eaten when baked)
buffetstrike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set