GRE Word List


tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism

The meaning of the word despot is tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism.

Random words

steepsoak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
nascentincipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
complementaryserving to complete something
murkydark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
bastionstronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
ejaculationexclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate
catapultslingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
multilingualhaving many languages; fluent in several languages
emolumentsalary; payment for an office; compensation
litanysupplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words