GRE Word List

RECESS

pause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive

The meaning of the word recess is pause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive.

Random words

WordMeaning
slitherslip or slide
flitfly; fly or move lightly or quickly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by; Ex. a bee flitting from flower to flower
vulgarof the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
recreantdisloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
stridentloud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
accedeagree
progenitorancestor
apprehendarrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
vaporizeturn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)
skulkmove furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.