GRE Word List

SIFT

put through a sieve to separate fine from coarse particles; sort or examine carefully

The meaning of the word sift is put through a sieve to separate fine from coarse particles; sort or examine carefully.

Random words

WordMeaning
dislodgeremove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
lowmoo; make the sound of a cow
oculistphysician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
forebodingpremonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
toadyservile flatterer; yes man; sycophant; V: be a toady to; fawn
fissurecrevice; crack
bawdyindecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
prosaiclacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
gentrypeople of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
surreptitiousdone secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden