GRE Word List


curse; express abhorrence for; detest

The meaning of the word execrate is curse; express abhorrence for; detest.

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fetehonor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
veerchange in direction; swerve
usageact or manner of using; accepted practice; way in which words are actually used
shambles(place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
stratifieddivided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
constraintrestraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
credulitybelief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete; ADJ. credulous
histrionictheatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
confiscateseize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
paradigmmodel; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word