GRE Word List

CLOISTER

monastery or convent

The meaning of the word cloister is monastery or convent.

Random words

WordMeaning
forgecounterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
atheisticdenying the existence of God; N. atheism
fumblemove the fingers and hands awkwardly (in search of something); mishandle or drop a ball that is in play; bungle; botch; spoil by mishandling; N.
fidelityloyalty; accuracy
insuperableinsurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
tenuousthin; slim; rare
irreparablenot able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
permissiveallowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
hoaxtrick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.
tumid(of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous