GRE Word List

OPTIONAL

not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options

The meaning of the word optional is not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options.

Random words

WordMeaning
centrifugalradiating; departing from the center
smartintelligent; quick and energetic; fashionable; Ex. smart pace/restaurant; V: cause or feel a sharp pain; N: smarting pain
tottershake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
sacrilegiousdesecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
finaleconclusion; concluding part
deliberateconsider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
resourcefulclever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
mealymouthedindirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
cynosureobject of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
academicrelated to a school; not practical or directly useful