GRE Word List


conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)

The meaning of the word discord is conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played).

Random words

contrivedunnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
surveillanceclose observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
stampstep on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.
domineerrule over tyrannically
mottobrief statement used to express a principle
runicmysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
improvidentthriftless; not providing for the future
bolstersupport; reinforce
rarefiedmade less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
benefactorgift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose