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GRE Word List

PARABLE

short simple story teaching a moral

The meaning of the word parable is short simple story teaching a moral.

Random words

WordMeaning
flukeunlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
primaryfirst in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
subsistenceexistence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
ransacksearch thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
slyclever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
berserkmad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
preciseexact
turgidswollen; distended (as from liquid)
rococoornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
sylvanpertaining to the woods or the country