GRE Word List

EXPIATE

make amends for (a sin)

The meaning of the word expiate is make amends for (a sin).

Random words

WordMeaning
charmake or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion
ameliorateimprove
regimentmilitary unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
preposterousabsurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
natationswimming
growllow, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
cringeshrink back as if in fear; cower
irrelevantnot applicable; unrelated
dauntlessbold; fearless
subjectiveinfluenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence