GRE Word List

SCUTTLE

sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull

The meaning of the word scuttle is sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull.

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WordMeaning
vexannoy; distress
torporlethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
reparationcompensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
disquisitionformal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
marshalput in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
extolpraise very highly; glorify
intransigencerefusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
equilibriumbalance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
obeseexcessively fat; N. obesity