GRE Word List

SUBSTANTIVE

substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues

The meaning of the word substantive is substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues.

Random words

WordMeaning
elevationelevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
quintessencepurest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
fanaticismexcessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
droopbend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
trimmake neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
vertebratehaving a backbone or spinal column; N: group of animals having a segmented spinal column
tribuneofficial of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
introspectivelooking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
onslaughtvicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
diatribebitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse