GRE Word List

FORESHADOW

give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure

The meaning of the word foreshadow is give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure.

Random words

WordMeaning
bustpiece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest; Ex. crimebuster
carousaldrunken revel; V. carouse
modicumlimited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
condimentsseasonings; spices
sparegive; use; refrain from harming; save from experiencing; exempt; Ex. spare me 5 minutes; Ex. Take this money and spare my life; Ex. The emperor was spared the onus; ADJ: kept in reserve; free for other use; unoccupied; Ex. spare time
poignancyquality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
blisscomplete happiness; ADJ. blissful
anestheticsubstance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
egotisticalegotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
dogmaticopinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal