GRE Word List

BESTOW

confer

The meaning of the word bestow is confer.

Random words

WordMeaning
debilitateweaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
implodeburst inward; CF. vaccum tube
nonentityperson of no importance; nonexistence
decrepitweak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
accoladeaward of merit; strong praise and approval
motleymulti-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
sophistteacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
ooze(of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river
respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
wincemove back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.