GRE Word List


person administering capital punishment

The meaning of the word executioner is person administering capital punishment.

Random words

imperativeabsolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
rickety(of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
desertswhat someone deserves
swear-wordword considered offensive; Ex. ``bloody''
denotationmeaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
hewcut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
largessgenerous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
comestiblesomething fit to be eaten
destituteextremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
frigidintensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone