GRE Word List

PREFATORY

introductory; of a preface

The meaning of the word prefatory is introductory; of a preface.

Random words

WordMeaning
intangiblenot able to be perceived by touch; vague
bearingdeportment; connection
mausoleummonumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
tantrumfit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
mutterutter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
dilateexpand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
soarrise or fly high in the air; Ex. The rocket soared into the sky.
erodeeat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
quizzicalcurious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
doloroussorrowful; N. dolor