GRE Word List

IMPUISSANCE

powerlessness; feebleness

The meaning of the word impuissance is powerlessness; feebleness.

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WordMeaning
decorumpropriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
baneposion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
nullifymake invalid; make null; invalidate
betraybe unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
quixoticidealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
scavengehunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
rarefiedmade less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
promulgateannounce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
estrangedseparated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
inamoratawoman whom a man loves