GRE Word List

AVENGE

take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.

The meaning of the word avenge is take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy..

Random words

WordMeaning
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artifactsobject made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
injuriousharmful; causing injury
traduceexpose to slander
promptcause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue
embossproduce a design in raised relief; decorate with a raised design
slaphit quickly with the flat part of the hand; N. CF. smack
purgeremove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
routput to rout; stampede; drive out; N: complete defeat and disorderly retreat
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