GRE Word List

RASP

(of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.

The meaning of the word rasp is (of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand..

Random words

WordMeaning
malodorousfoul-smelling
presumetake for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
defoliatedestroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
rammale sheep; V. strike or drive against with a heavy impact
meretriciousflashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
analgesiccausing insensitivity to pain; N.
epiclong heroic poem, novel, or similar work of art (celebrating the feats of a hero); ADJ: (of stories or events) resembling an epic; grand
incommodiousnot spacious; inconvenient
interjectionexclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
provisostipulation; condition in an agreement; provision