GRE Word List

DETONATION

explosion

The meaning of the word detonation is explosion.

Random words

WordMeaning
expedientsuitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
impeachcharge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
exemplifyshow by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
renegebreak a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
pacifistone opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
invincibleunconquerable
prancemove about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
disfiguremar the appearance of; spoil
mawkishmushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
incantationsinging or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant