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
relicsurviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.
disfiguremar the appearance of; spoil
manifestevident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
parecut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
accommodateoblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
genesisbeginning; origin
cloyingdistasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
motiftheme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
distinctiveclearly different from others of the same kind
inductplace formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts