GRE Word List

ASSUMPTION

something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume

The meaning of the word assumption is something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume.

Random words

WordMeaning
inchoate(of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
expungecancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
benevolentgenerous; charitable; having a wish to do good
explicittotally clear; definite; outspoken
surpassexceed
compassionsympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
impeldrive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
mincingaffectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
prurienthaving or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
sundrymiscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items