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GRE Word List

SPECK

small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye

The meaning of the word speck is small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye.

Random words

WordMeaning
requitemake return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
inextricablefrom which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
exceptionableobjectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
intractableunruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
palpitatethrob; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
requiemmass for the dead; dirge
millenniumthousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
consecratededicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
preeminentoutstanding; superior
pomposityself-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important