GRE Word List


profane; violate the sanctity of

The meaning of the word desecrate is profane; violate the sanctity of.

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meddlesomeinterfering; V. meddle: interfere
ligneouslike wood
battalionarmy unit made up of four or more companies
routput to rout; stampede; drive out; N: complete defeat and disorderly retreat
asceticpracticing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
striatedmarked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
wantonunrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
chagrinannoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
diminutionlessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
foistinsert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist