GRE Word List


profane; violate the sanctity of

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

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irateangry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
vexannoy; distress
sovereigntycomplete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
correlateeither of the correlated things; V.
sinecurewell-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
seemly(of behavior) proper; appropriate
quailcower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
refractionbending of a ray of light
presentimentpremonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
unctionthe act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction