GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word winnow is sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind.
|dowdy||untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman|
|parquet||floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece|
|jettison||throw overboard (from a ship or plane)|
|pass_off||present falsely; represent falsely to be|
|voodoo||religion practiced chiefly in Haiti|
|engage||attract; employ; hire; pledge oneself; confront; fight; enter into confliction; interlock; lock together; participate; N. engagement: agreement to marry; arrangement to meet someone or to do something; battle|
|dilate||expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)|
|vapid||lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture|