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
magniloquentboastful; pompous
murkydark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful
fusilladesimultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
ventriloquistsomeone who can make his or her voice seem to come from another person or thing (without moving lips or jaws); N. ventriloquism, ventriloquy
kleptomaniacperson who has a compulsive desire to steal
amoralnonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
habitatnatural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
drawchoosing of a lot or card
hubrisarrogance; excessive self-conceit