GRE Word List


required by a law or rule : obligatory

The meaning of the word mandatory is required by a law or rule : obligatory.

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jaundiceyellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by the deposition of bile pigments
lotterya drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance
decrepitwasted and weakened by or as if by the infirmities of old age
maula heavy often wooden-headed hammer used especially for driving wedges
libidoinstinctual psychic energy that in psychoanalytic theory is derived from primitive biological urges (as for sexual pleasure or self-preservation) and that is expressed in conscious activity
ethosthe distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution
rebuketo criticize sharply : reprimand
gustythe sensation of taste
fetishan object (such as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner
misapprehensionto apprehend wrongly : misunderstand