GRE Word List


record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry

The meaning of the word genealogy is record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry.

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benefitadvantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
pedestalsupport or base as for a pillar or statue
hubrisarrogance; excessive self-conceit
migrantchanging its habitat; wandering; Ex. migrant birds/workers; N: one that migrates
arbitrateact as judge (at the request of both sides)
compulsioncompelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
wincemove back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
cauterizeburn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
heterodox(of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
incontinentlacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious