GRE Word List

FOSTER

rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents

The meaning of the word foster is rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents.

Random words

WordMeaning
tempermoderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
wigglewriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions
sojourntemporary stay; V: stay for a time
cadencerhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
amplifyincrease in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
spendthriftsomeone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
paradoxsomething apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
compendiumbrief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
nattyneatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser
lunaticinsane; Ex. lunatic asylum