GRE Word List

SMUDGE

dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.

The meaning of the word smudge is dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V..

Random words

WordMeaning
stipplepaint or draw with dots or short strokes
incapacitatedisable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
porestudy industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.
metropolislarge city
dull(of colors or surfaces) not bright; cloudy; overcast; boring; (of edge or sound) not sharp; not rapid; sluggish; slow in thinking and understanding; stupid; V.
pratetalk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
conciliatoryreconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
yoretime long past; Ex. in the days of yore
paleontologystudy of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
subtletyperceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning