GRE Word List

WHIFF

puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal

The meaning of the word whiff is puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal.

Random words

WordMeaning
evinceshow clearly
propoundput forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
potpourriheterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
illicitillegal
somberdark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
titularof a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
gambitopening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; action made to produce a future advantage
larcenytheft; Ex. petit larceny
prevaricatelie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
nuanceshade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction