GRE Word List


having a common ancestor

The meaning of the word consanguineous is having a common ancestor.

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unfeignedgenuine; real
spasmodicfitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
obligatorybinding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
elysiumplace or condition of bliss
denouncecondemn; criticize; N. denunciation
indulgeyield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
heterogeneousdissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
holsterleather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
bluesstate of depression or melancholy; style of slow, mournful music (evolved from southern Black American songs)
woegreat sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes