GRE Word List

BILLOW

large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows

The meaning of the word billow is large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows.

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WordMeaning
balmysoft and mild (of air); fragrant
slyclever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
palliateease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
encipherencode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
blasebored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
understatestate with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
resolutiondetermination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
milieusocial environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
discordantnot harmonious; conflicting
aliasan assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias