GRE Word List

IMPOVERISH

make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil

The meaning of the word impoverish is make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil.

Random words

WordMeaning
blowhardtalkative boaster; braggart
siblingbrother or sister
infamousnotoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
crochetmake (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
confiscateseize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
surveillanceclose observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
larcenytheft; Ex. petit larceny
provenanceplace of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
insurgentrebellious; N.
stymiethwart; present an obstacle; stump