GRE Word List

SPECTRUM

colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts

The meaning of the word spectrum is colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts.

Random words

WordMeaning
havocwidespread damage; disorder; chaos
diademcrown
brandishwave around (a weapon); flourish
whinnyneigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
optionalnot compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
virtualin essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes; Ex. virtual ruler/space
tenancypossession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
cravencowardly
torsotrunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
wither(of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay