GRE Word List


to make better or more tolerable

The meaning of the word ameliorate is to make better or more tolerable.

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cauterizeto sear with a cautery or caustic
reconcileto restore to friendship or harmony
vociferousmarked by or given to vehement insistent outcry
travailwork especially of a painful or laborious nature : toil
forensicbelonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate
bountifulliberal or generous in bestowing gifts or favors
vigilthe act of keeping awake at times when sleep is customary
epigrama concise poem dealing pointedly and often satirically with a single thought or event and often ending with an ingenious turn of thought
jetsamthe part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is cast overboard to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore