GRE Word List

CALORIFIC

heat-producing; N. calorie

The meaning of the word calorific is heat-producing; N. calorie.

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WordMeaning
portlystout; corpulent
deportsend out of the country; behave; N. deportation, deportment
deployspread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
compoundcombine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
dissipatesquander; waste foolishly; scatter
salutarytending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
reaperone who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
animushostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition
ponderoushaving great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
cohesiontendency to keep together