GRE Word List

GENESIS

beginning; origin

The meaning of the word genesis is beginning; origin.

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WordMeaning
salubrioushealthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
whimsudden capricious idea; fancy
authoritativehaving the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
besetharass or trouble from all directions; hem in
brandishwave around (a weapon); flourish
bowdlerizeexpurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
clangorloud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
mollifysoothe an angry person
tacitunderstood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
unregeneratemaking no attempt to change one's bad practices