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
menialsuitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
rasp(of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.
encomiasticpraising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
fanaticismexcessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
counterpartthing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
commensurateequal in extent; of the same size
torsotrunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
archivespublic records; place where public records are kept
contentionassertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
chroniclereport; record (in chronological order)