GRE Word List

DEFILE

pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains

The meaning of the word defile is pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains.

Random words

WordMeaning
nourishmentsomething that nourishes; food
calligraphybeautiful writing; excellent penmanship
impeachcharge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
cavaliercasual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
misanthropeone who hates mankind; misanthropist
behoovebe suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
jurisdictionright and power to apply the law; authority
demure(of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
ordaindecree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
fastidiousdifficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky