GRE Word List

EXHUME

dig out of the ground; remove from a grave

The meaning of the word exhume is dig out of the ground; remove from a grave.

Random words

WordMeaning
amnestypardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
insularitynarrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
leery(of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
striatedmarked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
thrallslave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
fettershackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
tawdrycheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
resound(of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
outlawfugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
timiditylack of self-confidence or courage