GRE Word List

DEVOLVE

deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to

The meaning of the word devolve is deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to.

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WordMeaning
refractionbending of a ray of light
throttlestrangle; regulate the speed of with a throttle; N: valve that regulates the flow; CF. throat ?
leery(of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
pacifysoothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
judiciaryjudicial branch of government
intermediaryintermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
appropriateacquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
compulsoryobligatory; that must be done
deadlockstandstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
domineerrule over tyrannically