GRE Word List

SHAVING

very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)

The meaning of the word shaving is very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade).

Random words

WordMeaning
elysiumplace or condition of bliss
dislodgeremove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
wreakinflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
disgruntlemake discontented
captiontitle; chapter heading; text under illustration
urgedrive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action
overwhelm(of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
gentilitythose of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
acknowledgerecognize; admit
repulsereject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion