GRE Word List


new growth from a plant

The meaning of the word shoot is new growth from a plant.

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arablefit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
formidablemenacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
mitevery small object or insect-like creature; small coin
soporificsleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
repulsereject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
habitatnatural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
irrevocableunalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
amiableagreeable; lovable; warmly friendly