GRE Word List

BULWARK

strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

The meaning of the word bulwark is strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends.

Random words

WordMeaning
thrallslave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
cumulativegrowing by addition; accumulative
sleazyshabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
amplifyincrease in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
desperadoreckless, desperate outlaw
credulitybelief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete; ADJ. credulous
shunkeep away from; avoid deliberately; Ex. She has been shunned by her neighbors.
collagework of art put together from fragments
charlatanquack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
wardadministrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert