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GRE Word List

FORERUNNER

predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another

The meaning of the word forerunner is predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another.

Random words

WordMeaning
scabbardcase for a sword blade; sheath
profaneviolate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
kismetfate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
reputedsupposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
sextantnavigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
markednoticeable; targeted for vengeance or attack; Ex. marked improvement/man
serpentinewinding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
machiavelliancrafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
headfirstmoving with the head leading; headlong
dermatologistone who studies the skin and its diseases