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GRE Word List

BEHOOVE

be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.

The meaning of the word behoove is be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do..

Random words

WordMeaning
fussyfastidious; finicky; easily upset
foliagemasses of leaves; CF. defoliate
tabletsmall round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall
invidiousdesigned to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
reckoncount; calculate; regard as; think; suppose
terminalpart that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
defoliatedestroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
evanescentfleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
voyeurPeeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others
subsidesink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate