GRE Word List


hackneyed; commonplace

The meaning of the word trite is hackneyed; commonplace.

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wanedecrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
bulksize or volume (esp. when very large); main part; Ex. The bulk of the work has already been done; ADJ. bulky: having great size
quixoticidealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
addressdirect a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
determinationresolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
subterfugestratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
faunaanimals of a period or region; CF. flora
indicessigns; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
paroxysmfit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
spatulabroad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing