GRE Word List


cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry

The meaning of the word tawdry is cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry.

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bulwarkstrong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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omnipresentuniversally present; ubiquitous
overblowninflated; exaggerated
patheticcausing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
beneficialhelpful; useful; advantageous
limberflexible; supple; pliable; V.
leery(of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
rotundacircular building or hall covered with a dome
prizepry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)