GRE Word List


contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention

The meaning of the word contravene is contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention.

Random words

paradoxsomething apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
peripateticwalking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
amokin a state of rage; Ex. run amok
extrinsicexternal; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
mordantbiting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
immolateoffer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
embedenclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
founderperson who establishes (an organization or business)
impetusmoving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
pertinaciousholding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent