GRE Word List


offensive in odor or flavor

The meaning of the word rank is offensive in odor or flavor.

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timbrequality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
plaintiveexpressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
sterileincapable of producing young; free from microorganism; V. sterilize
acceleratemove faster
paraphernaliaequipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
accessoryadditional object; useful but not essential thing
disfiguremar the appearance of; spoil
miscellaneousmade up of a variety of parts