GRE Word List

DECREPITUDE

state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age

The meaning of the word decrepitude is state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age.

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WordMeaning
compatibleharmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
disparagebelittle
inevitableunavoidable
contextwritings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
tenantone that pays rent to use property owned by another
remissiontemporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
pretendfeign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
balmsomething that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
razedestroy completely; Ex. raze the city to the ground