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GRE Word List

MAKESHIFT

temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter

The meaning of the word makeshift is temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter.

Random words

WordMeaning
inditewrite; compose
prodigalwasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
qualifiedlimited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
garishoverbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
swilldrink greedily
refuseanything discarded or rejected as worthless; trash
gorgestuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
gargoylewaterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
abatesubside or moderate
purportedalleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists