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GRE Word List

SKIM

read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid

The meaning of the word skim is read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid.

Random words

WordMeaning
appellationname; title
compressforce into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
lilliputianextremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
high-flownhighly pretentious or inflated
pancriticize harshly
negligenceneglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
disquietudeuneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
epicureanbelieving that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
compliantreadily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
dubiousquestionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety