GRE Word List

PRONE

inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone

The meaning of the word prone is inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone.

Random words

WordMeaning
apocryphal(of a story) widely believed but untrue
naivetequality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
swervedeviate; turn aside sharply from a straight course; Ex. swerve from the principle; Ex. The car swerved to the right.
denotationmeaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
insolventbankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
snipshort quick cut with scissors; V: cut with scissors
occidentthe West
matineedramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
tactfulcareful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
gratisfree; without charge; ADJ.