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).

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fetishobject believed to have spiritual powers; object of excessive attention or reverence; CF. fetishism
warrantedjustified; authorized
ewefemale sheep
outlawfugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
probityuprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
effectuateeffect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
festivejoyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
hideskin of an animal
expeditehasten; make go faster
agendaitems of business at a meeting