GRE Word List


limit; confine; draw a line around

The meaning of the word circumscribe is limit; confine; draw a line around.

Random words

doomcondemnation to a severe penalty; ruin; fate (esp. a tragic or ruinous one); V.
coalescecombine; fuse; N. coalescence
jadedtired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
betraybe unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
plaintiveexpressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
neologismnew or newly coined word or phrase
recalcitrantdisobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
studiedcarefully contrived; calculated; unspontaneous; deliberate; thoughtful; Ex. studied remark
embarkcommence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
hoardstockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use