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
enactmake (a bill) into law
recantdisclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
lacerationtorn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
figurinesmall ornamental statuette(very small statue)
definitivemost reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
inextricablefrom which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
buffetstrike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
wry(esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)
tartsharp to the taste; acid-tasting; caustic; sarcastic; Ex. tart apple/reply
intrudeput or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in