GRE Word List

SKIRMISH

minor fight; minor battle in war; V.

The meaning of the word skirmish is minor fight; minor battle in war; V..

Random words

WordMeaning
judicioussound on judgment; wise
boundleap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
flashyshowy; gaudy; giving a momentary brilliance
idylliccharmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
affinityfeeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
isthmusnarrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
surgepowerful movement of or like a wave; V.
bastardillegitimate child
argotslang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
theoreticalbased on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical