GRE Word List


start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel

The meaning of the word instigate is start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel.

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oratoriodramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
egoone's opinion of oneself; self-esteem
overwhelm(of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
skimread or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
venalcapable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
mandatoryobligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
affluenceabundance; wealth
sentientcapable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
evokecall forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
checkeredmarked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares