GRE Word List

BLASPHEMY

irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege

The meaning of the word blasphemy is irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege.

Random words

WordMeaning
ordinancedecree; authoritative order
assailassault
embracehug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
championsupport militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
forgecounterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
promptcause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue
phariseePharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
corpuscollection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
somnolenthalf asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
expeditehasten; make go faster