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GRE Word List

OUTSKIRTS

fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston

The meaning of the word outskirts is fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston.

Random words

WordMeaning
prerogativeprivilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
flinchhesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
dormantsleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
splicejoin together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
whittlepare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
filigreedelicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
consistencyabsence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
pedanticbookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
whinnyneigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
virilemanly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength