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GRE Word List


fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event

The meaning of the word windfall is fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event.

Random words

scabbardcase for a sword blade; sheath
propinquitynearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
epochperiod of time
disportamuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
penitentrepentant; N.
igneousproduced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
promiscuousmixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
contrivedunnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
smoldersmoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
tawdrycheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry