GRE Word List

DESOLATE

make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert

The meaning of the word desolate is make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert.

Random words

WordMeaning
plausibleconceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
pulpitraised platform used in preaching (in a church)
ineptunsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
conspiretake part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
legacygift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
overwhelm(of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
incursiontemporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
contingentdependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
uncouthboorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
rummageransack; thoroughly search