GRE Word List


legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws

The meaning of the word legislature is legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws.

Random words

inductplace formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
pinnaclepeak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
herdgroup of animals; crowd; one who looks after a herd; Ex. shepherd/goatherd; Ex. herd instinct; Ex. herdsman; V: come together in a herd; look after a herd; Ex. herd cattle
marspoil the appearance of
shrewscolding woman; very small mouselike animal
imprudentlacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
preceptpractical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
guffawboisterous laughter; V.
postureassume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
epithetword or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)