GRE Word List


assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude

The meaning of the word posture is assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude.

Random words

temporizegain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
oscillatevibrate pendulumlike; waver
semblanceoutward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
maniacalraging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
accessoryadditional object; useful but not essential thing
lachrymoseproducing tears; tearful
jabpoke abruptly with something sharp; punch with short blows
impoverishmake poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
polygamistone who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
posthumousafter death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel