GRE Word List


having a checkered appearance

The meaning of the word tessellated is having a checkered appearance.

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vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
scaffolda temporary or movable platform for workers (such as bricklayers, painters, or miners) to stand or sit on when working at a height above the floor or ground
barefacedhaving the face uncovered:
libertinea freethinker especially in religious matters
importuneto press or urge with troublesome persistence
relevanthaving significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand
virulentmarked by a rapid, severe, and destructive course
pastichea literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work
bereavementthe state or fact of being bereaved or deprived of something or someone
enterprisea project or undertaking that is especially difficult, complicated, or risky