GRE Word List

DECRY

express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films

The meaning of the word decry is express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films.

Random words

WordMeaning
bastionstronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
debunkexpose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule
quizzicalcurious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
effronteryrudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
smudgedirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
sepulchertomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
encirclesurround
impregnatemake pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
preponderancesuperiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
defiancerefusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant