GRE Word List

AGGRANDIZE

make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement

The meaning of the word aggrandize is make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement.

Random words

WordMeaning
mincingaffectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
catapultslingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
vagarycapricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
reconnaissancesurvey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
tippledrink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
buccaneerpirate
defrockstrip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
flagdroop; grow feeble; decline in vigor or strength; ADJ. flagging; CF. unflagging
encompasssurround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
rife(of something bad) widespread; abundant; current