GRE Word List


keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention

The meaning of the word detain is keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention.

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quarantineisolation of a person, place, or ship to prevent spread of infection; V: isolate in quarantine
dazzlemake blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
rakishjaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
oblivionobscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
macabregruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
compensatorymaking up for; repaying
unassumingmodest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
distendexpand; swell out
verdigrisgreen coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
perpetratecommit an offense; do (something wrong)