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GRE Word List

RUSE

trick to deceive; stratagem

The meaning of the word ruse is trick to deceive; stratagem.

Random words

WordMeaning
wry(esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)
dulcetsweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
flirtbehave in a way that attracts (sexual) attention; deal triflingly with; N: one (or woman) given to flirting; ADJ. flirtatious
gamutentire range
resignationpatiently submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job; ADJ. resigned: acquiescent
incarnationact of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
clapstrike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause
predisposegive an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
cronehag; ugly old woman
bastionstronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism

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