GRE Word List


become engaged to marry

The meaning of the word betroth is become engaged to marry.

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voyeurPeeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others
douseplunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
misnomerwrong or improper name; incorrect designation
inquisitiveeager for knowledge; unduly curious
oracularof an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
maelstromviolent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
humilityhumbleness of spirit
millenniumthousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
authoritativehaving the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive