GRE Word List

ASCENDANCY

controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant

The meaning of the word ascendancy is controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant.

Random words

WordMeaning
understatestate with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
panacheflair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF. ÀÜ ŸÆ·Ą·Î Ă”À» »©ł»ŽÂ ŒŰŸŸ
recessionwithdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
rebatereturn of part of a payment; discount; V.
communesmall (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
deciduousfalling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
reconnaissancesurvey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
reprimandreprove severely; rebuke; N.
euthanasiamercy killing
indictcharge; N. indictment