GRE Word List

MAGISTERIAL

authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner

The meaning of the word magisterial is authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner.

Random words

WordMeaning
far-fetchedtoo improbable to be believed; implausible; Ex. far-fetched story
stymiethwart; present an obstacle; stump
recessionwithdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
nursesuckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
germinalpertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
assurancefirm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
hubrisarrogance; excessive self-conceit
fictitiousimaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
phylummajor classification, second to kingdom, of plants and animals; category ranking below a kingdom and above a class; division
willowyflexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow