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GRE Word List

SPENDTHRIFT

someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth

The meaning of the word spendthrift is someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth.

Random words

WordMeaning
hiatusgap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
retrieverecover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
attentivealert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
acute(of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
plethoraexcess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
erodeeat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
relentbecome less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
deleteerase; strike out
preambleintroductory statement
spry(esp. of older people) vigorously active; nimble