GRE Word List


lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner

The meaning of the word shyster is lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner.

Random words

palpitatethrob; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
mayheminjury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
decorumpropriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
imponderableweightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
invokecall and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
severityharshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
requisitenecessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
incrustationhard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust