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GRE Word List

CONFISCATE

seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer

The meaning of the word confiscate is seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer.

Random words

WordMeaning
clandestinesecret
knaveuntrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
whimsywhim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
peripheralof a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
frivolouslacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
anointconsecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
celerityspeed; rapidity
effusionpouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
arid(of land) dry; barren; unproductive
avengetake vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.