GRE Word List

OSSEOUS

made of bone; bony

The meaning of the word osseous is made of bone; bony.

Random words

WordMeaning
prepossessingattractive; CF. preoccupying ?
eschewavoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
cataclysmdeluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
holsterleather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
mischiefbehavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
equineresembling a horse; Ex. equine face
squalorcondition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
expedientsuitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
coincidencethe chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
gaucheclumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth