GRE Word List


trifles; unimportant matters

The meaning of the word trivia is trifles; unimportant matters.

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clapstrike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause
ramifybranch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
apextip; summit; climax; highest point
magniloquentboastful; pompous
quibbleminor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
smoldersmoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
sophisticatedworldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
sonicof sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
accruecome to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
flaccidflabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles