GRE Word List

SALIENT

prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features

The meaning of the word salient is prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features.

Random words

WordMeaning
zealotone who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
dismisseliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
seminalrelated to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
citadelfortress
affiliationjoining; associating with
grillquestion severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
ingenueingenue; young innocent girl
compulsioncompelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
penchantstrong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
quorumminimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting