GRE Word List


one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal

The meaning of the word piecemeal is one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal.

Random words

cornucopiahorn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
gossamersheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
tethertie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
unprecedentedhaving no previous example; novel; unparalleled
apertureopening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
gapeopen widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
uncannystrange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
shiftchange position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
ultimatumlast demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
aloftupward; high up in the air