GRE Word List


holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing

The meaning of the word riveting is holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing.

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gerontologystudy of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
expostulationprotest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
unwittingnot knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
ascendancycontrolling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
germinalpertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
debarbar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
avocationsecondary or minor occupation
gaudyflashy; showy
disengageuncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
dwindleshrink; reduce gradually