GRE Word List

ABLUTION

washing

The meaning of the word ablution is washing.

Random words

WordMeaning
gruesomegrisly; horrible
outlawfugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
facileeasily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
ignominydeep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
abnegationrenunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
protractprolong; lengthen in time; draw out
rigorseverity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
garnishdecorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
tractpropaganda pamphlet (esp. by a religious or political group); expanse of land; region of indefinite size; system of related organs; Ex. digestive tract