GRE Word List


an animal that chews the cud

The meaning of the word ruminant is an animal that chews the cud.

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umbragea feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult
accessoryan object or device that is not essential in itself but adds to the beauty, convenience, or effectiveness of something else
malevolenthaving, showing, or arising from intense often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
amplifyto expand (something, such as a statement) by the use of detail or illustration or by closer analysis
fastidiousshowing or demanding excessive delicacy or care
viseany of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam
banallacking originality, freshness, or novelty : trite
carafea bottle with a flaring lip used to hold beverages and especially wine
atavismrecurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination
invidiousof an unpleasant or objectionable nature : obnoxious