GRE Word List

SELECTIVE

careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer

The meaning of the word selective is careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer.

Random words

WordMeaning
distinctclearly different; clearly noticed
cognitivehaving to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful
edifyinstruct; correct morally
ignominydeep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
seasonableoccurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
aptitudefitness; talent
incrustationhard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
wither(of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
gullibleeasily deceived