GRE Word List

SEMBLANCE

outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.

The meaning of the word semblance is outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city..

Random words

WordMeaning
patentobvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a patent; Ex. patent to everyone; N.
assimilateabsorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
mirthmerriment; laughter
asceticpracticing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
abrogateabolish
bouillonclear beef (or meat) soup
tacitunderstood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
scuttlesink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
traduceexpose to slander
symmetryarrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical