GRE Word List

WHITTLE

pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim

The meaning of the word whittle is pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim.

Random words

WordMeaning
quiptaunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
usurpseize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
insurgentrebellious; N.
peerone who has equal standing with another; nobleman; V: look intently; N. peerage; CF. peeress
puissantpowerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
authoritariansubordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
reposeresting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
stiltedbombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal
seethebe violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
arid(of land) dry; barren; unproductive