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GRE Word List

AEGIS

shield; protection; defense

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

Random words

WordMeaning
unexceptionableentirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
reaperone who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
eugenicpertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
colossalhuge
reducediminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
quiescentdormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
bemoanlament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
waryvery cautious; watchful
complicityparticipation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
regimentmilitary unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society