GRE Word List

SHEER

pure; thin and transparent; very steep

The meaning of the word sheer is pure; thin and transparent; very steep.

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WordMeaning
languishlose animation or strength
vitrioliccausing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
privysecret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
loquacioustalkative; N. loquacity
haplessunfortunate; luckless
penuryextreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
arraigncharge in court; indict
conceptionbeginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
derelictnegligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
squelchproduce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF. ΑψΘλΐ» ΐ§Ώ‘Ό­ Ήβΐ» Ά§