GRE Word List

AVALANCHE

great mass of falling snow and ice

The meaning of the word avalanche is great mass of falling snow and ice.

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WordMeaning
aproposwith reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
atonemake amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
stockadewooden enclosure or pen; fixed line of posts used as defensive barrier
anodynedrug that relieves pain or trouble; ΑψΕλΑ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement
discreteseparate; unconnected
endearmentfond word or act; expression of affection
ambushact of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
bluegloomy; depressed
consolelessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
desolatemake desolate; forsake; abandon and desert