GRE Word List

PURPORT

intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general

The meaning of the word purport is intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general.

Random words

WordMeaning
laconicbrief and to the point; using few words; terse
metallurgicalpertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
parleyconference (between opponents); CF. speak
knolllittle round hill; hillock
frescopainting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
gaucheclumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
libidinouslustful
malaproposinappropriate; ADV.
attributeessential quality; V: ascribe; explain
verisimilitudeappearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth