GRE Word List

CARNAGE

destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals

The meaning of the word carnage is destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals.

Random words

WordMeaning
meagerscanty; inadequate
scintillatesparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
parsimonystinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
foiblesmall weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
posteritydescendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
pugilistboxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
optimummost favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
enduringlasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
ventilateadmit fresh air into to replace stale air
rancidhaving the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank