GRE Word List


provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay

The meaning of the word defray is provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay.

Random words

banalhackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; cliched
phlegmaticcalm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
acknowledgerecognize; admit
catechismbook for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
porestudy industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.
brandtrademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
scuttlesink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
ferventardent; zealous; hot