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GRE Word List

PRETENSION

pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.

The meaning of the word pretension is pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist..

Random words

WordMeaning
prolixitytedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
whinnyneigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
trenchantcutting; incisive; keen
libidopsychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
bluffpretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
proletarianmember of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
centrifugemachine that separates substances by whirling them
piecemealone part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
devolvedeputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
implausibleunlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi