GRE Word List

TENUOUS

thin; slim; rare

The meaning of the word tenuous is thin; slim; rare.

Random words

WordMeaning
renegebreak a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
unexceptionableentirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
premiseassumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful
anarchistperson who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
puckergather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
callowyouthful; immature; inexperienced
muggy(of weather) warm and damp
idiomexpression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
promptcause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue