GRE Word List

STRAGGLE

stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch

The meaning of the word straggle is stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch.

Random words

WordMeaning
ensconcesettle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
ellipsisomission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
unassailablenot open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
conspiretake part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
certitudecertainty
salientprominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
codicilsupplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
voguepopular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
exudeflow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
nondescriptundistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd