GRE Word List

CENTURION

Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)

The meaning of the word centurion is Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers).

Random words

WordMeaning
shearremove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
reprisemusical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
obtrudepush (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
septicof or causing sepsis; putrid; producing putrefaction; N. sepsis: poisoning of part of the body (producing pus)
mimicryimitation
moratoriumlegal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
executionerperson administering capital punishment
convokecall together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
tantrumfit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
aproposwith reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.