GRE Word List

HUMANITARIAN

one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism

The meaning of the word humanitarian is one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism.

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WordMeaning
sowplant or scatter seed
perforatepierce; put a hole through
symbiosisinterdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
inklinghint; slight indication
fancifulwhimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
burgeongrow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
urgedrive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action
befuddleconfuse thoroughly
supernumeraryperson or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
despondentwithout hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection