GRE Word List

APOTHEOSIS

elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something

The meaning of the word apotheosis is elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something.

Random words

WordMeaning
hybridmongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize
ursinebearlike; pertaining to a bear
shunkeep away from; avoid deliberately; Ex. She has been shunned by her neighbors.
sanctimoniousdisplaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
cogtooth projecting from a wheel
peripateticwalking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
discountdisregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
swaggerwalk or behave with an over-confident manner
hygienescience and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
mausoleummonumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos