GRE Word List

AEGIS

shield; protection; defense

The meaning of the word aegis is shield; protection; defense.

Random words

WordMeaning
uncannystrange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
zephyrgentle breeze; west wind
depravityextreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
imponderableweightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
hypercriticalexcessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
unearthdig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
intrinsicessential; inherent; built-in
illusivedeceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
sundrymiscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
visceralfelt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate