GRE Word List

FOREBEARS

ancestors

The meaning of the word forebears is ancestors.

Random words

WordMeaning
feeblemindeddeficient in intelligence; very stupid
salubrioushealthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
surmiseguess; N.
dilateexpand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
remissiontemporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
arteryblood-vessel; CF. vein
panegyricformal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
lampoonridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
kudoshonor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
draconianextremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician