GRE Word List

SEXTANT

navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)

The meaning of the word sextant is navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars).

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WordMeaning
vacuousempty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
arrogancepride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
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
stintsupply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. without stint
propoundput forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
hovelshack; small wretched house
recapitulatesummarize
reprisalretaliation
soarrise or fly high in the air; Ex. The rocket soared into the sky.
welterwallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.