GRE Word List

HIBERNATE

sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation

The meaning of the word hibernate is sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation.

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WordMeaning
exasperatevex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
poignancyquality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
reticentinclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
rigorseverity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
plasterpaste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
frondfern leaf; palm or banana leaf
virtuegoodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
executiveperson having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
puissantpowerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
rampslope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)