GRE Word List

SHEAR

remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors

The meaning of the word shear is remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors.

Random words

WordMeaning
abject(of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
soberserious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
jollitygaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
preposterousabsurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
dofftake off; OP. don
gleangather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
gush(of liquid) pour out in large quantities from a hole; make an excessive display of feeling (without true feeling); Ex. Blood gushed from the wound.
brandtrademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
acclaimapplaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
languidlacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless