GRE Word List

STEM

stop or check (the flow of); Ex. stem the bleeding from the slashed artery; N: main axis of a plant; stalk

The meaning of the word stem is stop or check (the flow of); Ex. stem the bleeding from the slashed artery; N: main axis of a plant; stalk.

Random words

WordMeaning
impersonalnot being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
incandescentstrikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
parisharea in the care of a single priest and served by one main church
striatedmarked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
novicebeginner
slagglassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
syntheticnot natural; artificial; resulting from synthesis; Ex. synthetic fiber; N.
bequeathleave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
subliminalbelow the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
adagewise saying; proverb