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
impertinentinsolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
prescienceability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
sparegive; use; refrain from harming; save from experiencing; exempt; Ex. spare me 5 minutes; Ex. Take this money and spare my life; Ex. The emperor was spared the onus; ADJ: kept in reserve; free for other use; unoccupied; Ex. spare time
brandishwave around (a weapon); flourish
finessedelicate skill; V: handle with finesse
lavishliberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
embellishadorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
bidcommand; utter (a greeting); offer as a price; N: offer of a price; amount offered; earnest effort to gain something; Ex. bid for freedom
dormantsleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
anodynedrug that relieves pain or trouble; ΑψΕλΑ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement