GRE Word List

SYNTHETIC

not natural; artificial; resulting from synthesis; Ex. synthetic fiber; N.

The meaning of the word synthetic is not natural; artificial; resulting from synthesis; Ex. synthetic fiber; N..

Random words

WordMeaning
affiliationjoining; associating with
execratecurse; express abhorrence for; detest
cardiologistdoctor specializing in ailments of the heart
pinchsqueeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
recapitulatesummarize
emaciatedthin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
herpetologistone who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
stampstep on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.
meterarrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
vitrioliccausing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass