GRE Word List

DEVISE

think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest

The meaning of the word devise is think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest.

Random words

WordMeaning
cravedesire; want intensely
calorificheat-producing; N. calorie
pretentiousostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
multifariousvaried; greatly diversified; Ex. multifarious activities
quagmirebog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
despondentwithout hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
nefariousvery wicked
impingeinfringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
atonemake amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
choreographyart of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances