GRE Word List


a piece or fragment of a brittle substance

The meaning of the word shard is a piece or fragment of a brittle substance.

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truncateto shorten by or as if by cutting off
vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
vampirethe reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons asleep
rendto remove from place by violence : wrest
pivotalof, relating to, or constituting a pivot
anathemasomeone or something intensely disliked or loathed
relapsethe act or an instance of backsliding, worsening, or subsiding
filthfoul or putrid matter
vitiateto make faulty or defective : impair
courtthe residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary