GRE Word List

ADULTERATE

make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances

The meaning of the word adulterate is make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances.

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WordMeaning
partitiondivide into parts
crossbad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
retroactivetaking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
dabblework at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
earngain for the performance of service or labor; gain (something that one deserves); deserve
haltinghesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
cognatehaving a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
discordantnot harmonious; conflicting
rhapsodyexcessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
anthemsong of praise or patriotism; Ex. national anthem