GRE Word List

TACT

skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence

The meaning of the word tact is skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence.

Random words

WordMeaning
exceptionableobjectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
extraneousnot essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
glossarybrief explanation of words used in the text
potablesuitable for drinking; drinkable
sybaritelover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
suturestitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
flairtalent
ransacksearch thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
antiquemade in an earlier period and usu. valuable; N: object that was made in an earlier period and that is rare or valuable
cruxessential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance