GRE Word List

PITFALL

hidden danger; concealed trap

The meaning of the word pitfall is hidden danger; concealed trap.

Random words

WordMeaning
incorrigibleuncorrectable
pragmatistpractical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
initiatebegin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
parryward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF. ธทดยดูดย ฐณณไภฬ พฦดิ
genialitycheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
bombasticpompous; using inflated language
impietyirreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
truncatecut the top off; shorten
renditionrendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
paradigmmodel; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word