GRE Word List

SILT

sediment deposited by running water (at the entrance to a harbor or by a bend in a river)

The meaning of the word silt is sediment deposited by running water (at the entrance to a harbor or by a bend in a river).

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WordMeaning
knottyintricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
cantodivision of a long poem
rankoffensive in odor or flavor
doursullen; gloomy; stubborn
tempermoderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
civilhaving to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
parleyconference (between opponents); CF. speak
blowhardtalkative boaster; braggart
alleviaterelieve (pain)