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GRE Word List


place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven

The meaning of the word haven is place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven.

Random words

eccentricirregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
paltryinsignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
zanycomic; crazy; N: clown; comical person (given to outlandish behavior)
trilogygroup of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
sovereignruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
sanctuaryplace of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
pathostender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings; Ex. pathos that runs through the novel
digressionwandering away from the subject; V. digress
leewayroom to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
poseurperson who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose