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GRE Word List


prolong; lengthen in time; draw out

The meaning of the word protract is prolong; lengthen in time; draw out.

Random words

accruecome to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
hailfrozen rain drop; V: salute or greet; precipitate hail
figurativenot literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
swear-wordword considered offensive; Ex. ``bloody''
recesspause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive
apogeehighest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
vivid(of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
mishapunfortunate accident
dermatologistone who studies the skin and its diseases
assertstate strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence