GRE Word List

TURGID

swollen; distended (as from liquid)

The meaning of the word turgid is swollen; distended (as from liquid).

Random words

WordMeaning
qualifiedlimited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
infractionviolation (of a rule or regulation); breach
roilmake liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
indeliblenot able to be erased
ichthyologystudy of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
aspireseek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
moleculethe smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
furtivestealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
mediatesettle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
recesspause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive