GRE Word List


place of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political)

The meaning of the word asylum is place of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political).

Random words

ignominydeep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
mishapunfortunate accident
writhetwist in coils; contort in pain
ornateexcessively or elaborately decorated
tenantone that pays rent to use property owned by another
askancewith a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
furorfrenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
preludeintroduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner