GRE Word List


to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : alleviate

The meaning of the word allay is to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : alleviate.

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tangentialtouching lightly : incidental
insolventunable to pay debts as they fall due in the usual course of business
fruitionpleasurable use or possession : enjoyment
revulsiona strong pulling or drawing away : withdrawal
unctuoushaving, revealing, or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality
treasurewealth (such as money, jewels, or precious metals) stored up or hoarded
asyluman inviolable place of refuge and protection giving shelter to criminals and debtors : sanctuary
inordinateexceeding reasonable limits : immoderate
impelto urge or drive forward or on by or as if by the exertion of strong moral pressure : force