Sunday, July 11, 2010

GRE Word Pictures W - 5 to 10

6. wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. Shewinced as she touched the cold body

7. winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing;separate good parts from bad;

8. winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious;engaging

9. woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction;suffering; Ex. financial woes

10. wont - (the stated person’s) habit or custom; habitualprocedure; ADJ. wonted: customarye.g. Biting nails is a bad wont.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GRE Word Pictures E - 1 to 5

1. earthy - unrefined; coarse; crude or off-color; of, consisting of, or resembling earth


2. ebb - recede; lessen; a period of decline or diminution; ebb tide; to fall back from the flood stage


3. ebullient - showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; bubbling with energy


4. eccentric - bizarre; odd; departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern; deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit


5. ecclesiastic - pertaining to the church; a minister or priest; a cleric