GRE Word List

AUTONOMOUS

self-governing; N. autonomy

The meaning of the word autonomous is self-governing; N. autonomy.

Random words

WordMeaning
partitiondivide into parts
gregarioussociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
guffawboisterous laughter; V.
ultimatumlast demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
dowseuse a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
lullmoment of calm; period of reduced activity; Ex. a lull in the rain; V: cause to become less active; cause to sleep or rest; Ex. lull the opponents into a false sense of security; CF. lullaby
hotheadperson who does things too quickly without thinking; ADJ. hotheaded
postmortemautopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
relinquishgive up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
pedestrianordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.