GRE Word List


right and power to apply the law; authority

The meaning of the word jurisdiction is right and power to apply the law; authority.

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compoundcombine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
stoicstoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
reprobatemorally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
mortifyhumiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
dispersescatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
levyimpose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco
provincialpertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
rivetingholding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
pediatricianphysician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
adversegoing against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile