GRE Word List

PREPOSSESSING

attractive; CF. preoccupying ?

The meaning of the word prepossessing is attractive; CF. preoccupying ?.

Random words

WordMeaning
hapchance; luck
carapaceshell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
aloftupward; high up in the air
luminousshining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
gratisfree; without charge; ADJ.
ambushact of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
dilemmasituation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
hatchdeck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
perpetuatemake perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
pathostender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings; Ex. pathos that runs through the novel