GRE Word List

BATE

let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate

The meaning of the word bate is let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate.

Random words

WordMeaning
concomitantthat which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
casualhappening by chance; irregular; occasional; informal; showing or feeling little interest; Ex. casual reader/labor/remark
shootnew growth from a plant
quagmirebog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
amicablepeaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
levitaterise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
nostalgiahomesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
daubsmear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
oathsolemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
gulltrick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe