GRE Word List

COMPILE

assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary

The meaning of the word compile is assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary.

Random words

WordMeaning
indecisivemarked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
intransigencerefusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
satiatesatisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
instigatestart; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
ambivalencethe state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
pretextexcuse
aspirantseeker after position or status
penanceself-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
elegypoem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
adagewise saying; proverb