GRE Word List

PUTRESCENT

becoming putrid; putrefying

The meaning of the word putrescent is becoming putrid; putrefying.

Random words

WordMeaning
choredaily domestic task (such as cleaning, cooking, and shopping); unpleasant task
mysticof hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
drosswaste matter; worthless impurities
beratescold strongly
doctrinaireunable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
dallytrifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
subterfugestratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
inimical(of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
stunmake unconscious or numb as by a blow; amaze; astound
ragscrap of cloth; ADJ. ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect; Ex. ragged debut/performance