GRE Word List


small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation

The meaning of the word spangle is small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation.

Random words

siderealrelating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
guffawboisterous laughter; V.
malapropismcomic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
douseplunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
fertileproducing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
cajolepersuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
tensionstretching; condition of being stretched; mental strain; strained relationship between groups or people
prudeexcessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
slipshodslovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
affableeasily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly