GRE Word List


to go or act contrary to : violate

The meaning of the word contravene is to go or act contrary to : violate.

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disapprobationthe act or state of disapproving : the state of being disapproved : condemnation
insalubriousnot conducive to health : unwholesome
retortto pay or hurl back : return
trilogya series of three dramas or literary works or sometimes three musical compositions that are closely related and develop a single theme
rebuketo criticize sharply : reprimand
stipenda fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses
degeneratehaving declined or become less specialized (as in nature, character, structure, or function) from an ancestral or former state
mata piece of coarse, woven, plaited, or felted fabric used especially as a floor covering or a support
sentientresponsive to or conscious of sense impressions
biliousof or relating to a yellow or greenish fluid that is secreted by the liver and that aids especially in the emulsification and absorption of fats : of or relating to bile (see bile