GRE Word List

AUGMENT

increase; add to

The meaning of the word augment is increase; add to.

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WordMeaning
malaiseuneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
gorybloody; N. gore: blood (from a wound)
fertileproducing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
espionagespying
relapsereturn to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
elevationelevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
extraneousnot essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
sidetrackswitch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
vaingloriousboastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity