GRE Word List


pedestal; raised platform

The meaning of the word podium is pedestal; raised platform.

Random words

misdemeanorminor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
missiveletter; written statement; CF. sent
badgerpester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
moroseill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
scurvycontemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C
parableshort simple story teaching a moral
tenetdoctrine; dogma
daisraised platform for speakers or other important people
laitylaypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
tendentiouspromoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction