GRE Word List

SHEER

pure; thin and transparent; very steep

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

Random words

WordMeaning
amorousmoved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
depreciatelessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
disseminatedistribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
obeisancebow (to show respect and obedience)
guiledeceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
razedestroy completely; Ex. raze the city to the ground
uxoriousexcessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
zenithpoint directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
thwartblock or hinder; baffle; frustrate