GRE Word List

TENSION

stretching; condition of being stretched; mental strain; strained relationship between groups or people

The meaning of the word tension is stretching; condition of being stretched; mental strain; strained relationship between groups or people.

Random words

WordMeaning
shavingvery thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
palpabletangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
soddenthoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
mincingaffectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
isthmusnarrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
unearthlynot earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
languidlacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
fluctuatewaver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
autopsyexamination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
conservatoryschool of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy