GRE Word List


of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea

The meaning of the word thematic is of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea.

Random words

stragglestray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
viscidadhesive; gluey
poseassume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others); Ex. pose a threat; N.
extraneousnot essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
retributiondeserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
validlogically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
flukeunlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
disconsolatehopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
obstetricianphysician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife