GRE Word List


depart secretly and hide

The meaning of the word abscond is depart secretly and hide.

Random words

dislodgeremove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
angularsharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
automatonmechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
filchsteal (things of small value)
piecemealone part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
degradationhumiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
insidioustreacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
churlishboorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
truismself-evident truth
doomcondemnation to a severe penalty; ruin; fate (esp. a tragic or ruinous one); V.