GRE Word List

COMPOUND

combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex

The meaning of the word compound is combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex.

Random words

WordMeaning
nonchalanceindifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
obtuseblunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
concavehollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
surreptitiousdone secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
accoladeaward of merit; strong praise and approval
flutedhaving vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
carapaceshell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
abominateloathe; hate
voguepopular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
bolstersupport; reinforce