GRE Word List


find out for certain; make certain

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

Random words

venuelocation; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
wrestobtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
solubleable to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
capitulatesurrender; give up all resistance
kneelgo down on one's knee(s)
arbitraryunreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
intimatehint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
arborealof or living in trees
pathostender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings; Ex. pathos that runs through the novel