GRE Word List


to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character

The meaning of the word debase is to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character.

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uncannyseeming to have a supernatural character or origin : eerie
defectan imperfection or abnormality that impairs quality, function, or utility : shortcoming
frictionthe rubbing of one body against another
traumaticpsychologically or emotionally stressful in a way that can lead to serious mental and emotional problems
gyroscopea wheel or disk mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and also free to rotate about one or both of two axes perpendicular to each other and to the axis of spin so that a rotation of one of the two mutually perpendicular axes results from application of torque to the other when the wheel is spinning and so that the entire apparatus offers considerable opposition depending on the angular momentum to any torque that would change the direction of the axis of spin
doteto exhibit mental decline of or like that of old age : be in one's dotage
egressa place or means of going out : exit
shystera person who is professionally unscrupulous especially in the practice of law or politics : pettifogger