GRE Word List

ADVENT

arrival

The meaning of the word advent is arrival.

Random words

WordMeaning
weanaccustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
dismantletake apart; disassemble
matrixpoint of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols; mold or die; Ex. the matrix of Western civilization
slurpronounce indistinctly; speak indistinctly; mumble
augmentincrease; add to
engendercause; produce; give rise to
prophylacticused to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
voodooreligion practiced chiefly in Haiti
tangentialonly slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
fashiongive shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay