GRE Word List

ILLUMINATE

brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks

The meaning of the word illuminate is brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks.

Random words

WordMeaning
epochperiod of time
browsegraze; feed on growing grass; skim or glance at casually
usageact or manner of using; accepted practice; way in which words are actually used
supererogatorysuperfluous; more than needed or demanded
representationalshowing things as they actually appear in real life
euphonysweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
plasticityability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
rousinglively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
peripheryoutside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
perniciousvery harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia