GRE Word List

PROTEAN

able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will

The meaning of the word protean is able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will.

Random words

WordMeaning
exemplaryserving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
rendergive; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate; Ex. render the song beautifully
resolvedecide; settle; solve; separate; make a determined decision; N. resolution
devisethink up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
tendhave a tendency; take care of; minister; serve at; apply one's attention; attend
gustoeager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
parchmentwriting material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
mireentangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
physiognomyface (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
flamboyantornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame