GRE Word List

VISE

any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam

The meaning of the word vise is any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam.

Random words

WordMeaning
collectedgathered together
scurvya disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and characterized by spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and a bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes
automatona mechanism that is relatively self-operating
benedictionthe invocation (see invocation
quarantinea period of 40 days
revileto subject to verbal abuse : vituperate
apogeethe point in the orbit of an object (such as a satellite) orbiting the earth that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth
elevationthe height to which something is elevated: such as
falsifyto prove or declare false : disprove
sybaritevoluptuary