GRE Word List

BENEFICENT

kindly; doing good

The meaning of the word beneficent is kindly; doing good.

Random words

WordMeaning
surlybad-tempered; rude; cross
hedonistone who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
conciliatoryreconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
paletteboard on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
holocaustdestruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
quirksudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
crossbad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
contiguousadjacent to; touching upon
ashenash-colored; deadly pale
disembarkdebark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark