GRE Word List

HEGEMONY

dominance especially of one nation over others

The meaning of the word hegemony is dominance especially of one nation over others.

Random words

WordMeaning
isthmusnarrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
attentivealert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
patoislocal or provincial dialect
sturdystrong and firm (in the body)
precinctdivision of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
traversego through or across
peripheryoutside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
coincidencethe chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
laxcareless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service
bestialbeastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel