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GRE Word List

LIMBO

region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo

The meaning of the word limbo is region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo.

Random words

WordMeaning
functionalmade for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
ascendancycontrolling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
ratiocinationreasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
treatisearticle treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
despoilplunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
specksmall piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
douseplunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
delusionfalse belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that
mysticof hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
unceremoniousnot done politely without due formalities