GRE Word List

DEGENERATE

become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person

The meaning of the word degenerate is become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person.

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WordMeaning
celestialheavenly
metaphorimplied comparison; CF. simile
prancemove about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
intelligentsiaintellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
novastar that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness
tediumboredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
siltsediment deposited by running water (at the entrance to a harbor or by a bend in a river)
requiemmass for the dead; dirge
ejaculationexclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate