GRE Word List



The meaning of the word hortatory is hortative.

Random words

sacrosanctmost sacred or holy : inviolable
annealto heat and then cool (a material, such as steel or glass) usually for softening and making less brittle
treadto step or walk on or over
orientto direct (something, such as a book or film) toward the interests of a particular group
qualmsa feeling of uneasiness about a point especially of conscience or propriety
fecundityfruitful in offspring or vegetation : prolific
supplicateto make a humble entreaty
isotopeany of two or more species of atoms of a chemical element with the same atomic number and nearly identical chemical behavior but with differing atomic mass or mass number and different physical properties
avocationa subordinate occupation pursued in addition to one's vocation especially for enjoyment : hobby
hysteriaa psychoneurosis marked by emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychogenic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral (see visceral