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GRE Word List


find out for certain; make certain

The meaning of the word ascertain is find out for certain; make certain.

Random words

preytarget of a hunt; victim; V: hunt and eat as prey; victimize; Ex. Cats prey on mice.
desultoryaimless; haphazard; digressing at random
proclivityinclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
succulentjuicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
adamanthard; inflexible
matineedramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
presumptuousgoing beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
outskirtsfringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
compactagreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement