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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
alliterationrepetition of beginning sound in poetry
didactic(of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
accommodateoblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
acrophobiafear of heights
rolling(of land) rising and falling in long gentle slopes; happening continuously by stages; Ex. rolling devolution of power to local governments
douseplunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
aureolesun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
benedictionblessing
suppressput an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
proverbadage; someone or something well known for notoriety; ADJ. proverbial: of a proverb; widely known; ADV. proverbially