GRE Word List

ABSOLVE

pardon (an offense)

The meaning of the word absolve is pardon (an offense).

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galleonlarge three-masted sailing ship
irremediableincurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
floridruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
dearthscarcity
gallowsframework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
debauchcorrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
geriatricsmedical treatment and care of old age
tactilepertaining to the organs or sense of touch
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
unintimatingunfrightening