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GRE Word List

VISE

vice; tool for holding work in place; clamping device

The meaning of the word vise is vice; tool for holding work in place; clamping device.

Random words

WordMeaning
maniacalraging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
determinationresolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
deterrentsomething that discourages or deters
celerityspeed; rapidity
rigorseverity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
galvanicof the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
uncouthboorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
caldronlarge kettle
decompositiondecay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts