GRE Word List


refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant

The meaning of the word defiance is refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant.

Random words

evanescentfleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
wantonunrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
chassisframework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
requisitenecessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
choicedelicate; of very fine quality
bankheap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a bank; tilt in turning
untowardunexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
purgatoryplace of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
uproariousmarked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
antiquemade in an earlier period and usu. valuable; N: object that was made in an earlier period and that is rare or valuable