GRE Word List

SIMIAN

monkeylike; N: ape or monkey

The meaning of the word simian is monkeylike; N: ape or monkey.

Random words

WordMeaning
assumptionsomething taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
litotesunderstatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
tantamountequivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
mireentangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
fiatcommand; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done
dissipatesquander; waste foolishly; scatter
profligatewasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
laconicbrief and to the point; using few words; terse
aphasialoss of speech due to injury or illness
adjoinbe next to