GRE Word List


turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)

The meaning of the word vaporize is turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.).

Random words

spoonerismaccidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
decantpour off gently (wine or liquid)
doctrinaireunable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
dissidentdissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
pell-mellin confusion; disorderly; Ex. dash pell-mell
baitharass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
understatestate with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
narcissistconceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
conservatoryschool of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy