GRE Word List

POISE

good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position

The meaning of the word poise is good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position.

Random words

WordMeaning
decryexpress strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
gapeopen widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
conclusivedecisive; ending all debate
exegesisexplanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
prizepry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
correlationmutual relationship
marreddamaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
laggardslow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
anomalousabnormal; irregular
cursorycasual; hastily done with little attention to detail