GRE Word List


to twist into coils or folds

The meaning of the word writhe is to twist into coils or folds.

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afterlifean existence after death
penchanta strong and continued inclination
ecologista branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments
preposterouscontrary to nature, reason, or common sense : absurd
coronera usually elected public officer who is typically not required to have specific medical qualifications and whose principal duty is to inquire by an inquest into the cause of any death which there is reason to suppose is not due to natural causes compare medical examiner
gyroscopea wheel or disk mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and also free to rotate about one or both of two axes perpendicular to each other and to the axis of spin so that a rotation of one of the two mutually perpendicular axes results from application of torque to the other when the wheel is spinning and so that the entire apparatus offers considerable opposition depending on the angular momentum to any torque that would change the direction of the axis of spin
lassitudea condition of weariness or debility : fatigue
saturnineborn under or influenced astrologically by the planet Saturn