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GRE Word List

PREEMINENT

outstanding; superior

The meaning of the word preeminent is outstanding; superior.

Random words

WordMeaning
aghastfilled with great surprise or fear; horrified
clairvoyanthaving foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
retributiondeserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
discomfitfrustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
rare(of air) thin in density; rarefied; Ex. rare air of the mountains
virtualin essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes; Ex. virtual ruler/space
gestateevolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
seasonableoccurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
intractableunruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
gorgestuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful