GRE Word List

HINDSIGHT

understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened

The meaning of the word hindsight is understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened.

Random words

WordMeaning
grievancecause of complaint; complaint
torpedounderwater explosive apparatus; V.
gaucheclumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
benevolentgenerous; charitable; having a wish to do good
incrustationhard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
repastmeal; feast; banquet
exertioneffort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
fraybrawl; fight; V: wear away or unravel by rubbing; have loose threads developing; cause to become worn out (a person's temper or nerves); CF. rub
peremptorydemanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
adorndecorate