GRE Word List


to promise to marry

The meaning of the word betroth is to promise to marry.

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chapela subordinate or private place of worship: such as
abdicateto renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function
demagoguea leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
bickerpetulant quarreling : altercation
friskto search (a person) for something (such as a concealed weapon) by running the hand rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets
anomalousinconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected : irregular
coniferany of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped or scalelike leaves and including forms (such as pines) with true cones and others (such as yews) with an arillate fruit
ribaldmarked by coarseness or lewdness : crude
compunctionanxiety arising from awareness of guilt
parodya literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule