GRE Word List


a story coming down from the past

The meaning of the word legend is a story coming down from the past.

Random words

impassea predicament affording no obvious escape
suffuseto spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light : flush
circuita usually circular line encompassing an area
ventto provide with a vent
allayto subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : alleviate
phariseea member of a Jewish sect of the intertestamental period noted for strict observance of rites and ceremonies of the written law and for insistence on the validity of their own oral traditions concerning the law
utopiaa place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
transcendentexceeding usual limits : surpassing
penitentfeeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins or offenses : repentant
pernicioushighly injurious or destructive : deadly