GRE Word List

PROTEAN

of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms

The meaning of the word protean is of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms.

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WordMeaning
contraveneto go or act contrary to : violate
noveltysomething new or unusual
automatona mechanism that is relatively self-operating
cessationa temporary or final ceasing (as of action) : stop
capaciouscontaining or capable of containing a great deal
zeniththe point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the nadir and vertically above the observer see azimuth illustration
ramificationbranch
denotationan act or process of denoting
tendermarked by, responding to, or expressing the softer emotions : fond
defectionconscious abandonment of allegiance or duty (as to a person, cause, or doctrine) : desertion