GRE Word List


burlesque; act of leaving the ground

The meaning of the word takeoff is burlesque; act of leaving the ground.

Random words

bodeforeshadow; portend
fabricatebuild; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
timorousfearful; timid; demonstrating fear
frailweak; N. frailty
retaliaterepay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
muskyhaving the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
exuberanceoverflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
knackspecial talent; art
flipsend (something) spinning, often into the air, by striking with a light quick blow; turn over; Ex. flip over
bicameraltwo-chambered as a legislative body