GRE Word List

THREADBARE

having the nap worn off so that the thread shows : shabby

The meaning of the word threadbare is having the nap worn off so that the thread shows : shabby.

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libidoinstinctual psychic energy that in psychoanalytic theory is derived from primitive biological urges (as for sexual pleasure or self-preservation) and that is expressed in conscious activity
sphinx-likeenigmatic; mysterious
riveta headed pin or bolt of metal used for uniting two or more pieces by passing the shank through a hole in each piece and then beating or pressing down the plain end so as to make a second head
profoundhaving intellectual depth and insight
appraiseto set a value on : to estimate the amount of
resolutionthe act or process of resolving: such as
roilto make turbid by stirring up the sediment or dregs of
fervidvery hot : burning
aboriginalbeing the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region
perennialpresent at all seasons of the year