GRE Word List

TAUT

tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack

The meaning of the word taut is tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack.

Random words

WordMeaning
ennuiboredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
mitigateappease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
outrageact of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
pomposityself-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
inflatedexaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
iconoclasticattacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
captiousfaultfinding; too critical
exploitmake use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
plauditpraise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
sentinelsentry; lookout