GRE Word List

PRECIPITOUS

steep; overhasty; precipitate

The meaning of the word precipitous is steep; overhasty; precipitate.

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WordMeaning
bifurcateddivided into two branches; forked
ordinationceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
nutrientnourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
tentativenot fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
tutelageguardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
palmconceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir
shufflemix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
chiplose a small piece from the surface or edge; N: small piece broken off something; CF. French fry; Potato chip/crisp
pryinquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying
pronounceddistinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp