GRE Word List


talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate

The meaning of the word prattle is talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate.

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volatilechangeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
mischiefbehavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
gossamersheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
lacerationtorn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
plagiarizesteal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
devoutpious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope
prosperbecome successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
amicablepeaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
clemencydisposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement