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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
flippantlacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
grottosmall cavern
goadurge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
smearspread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
archivespublic records; place where public records are kept
asylumplace of refuge or shelter; protection (religious or political)
irreproachablebeyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
enfranchiseadmit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
convenecome together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
labilelikely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability