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GRE Word List


foreshadow; portend

The meaning of the word bode is foreshadow; portend.

Random words

sheatheplace into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
dogmaticopinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
vignettesmall drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
sibyllineprophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
idylliccharmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
detrimentalharmful; damaging; N. detriment
insomniawakefulness; inability to sleep
protegeperson receiving protection and support from a patron
retainkeep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
reactionarystrongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical