GRE Word List

MERCENARY

motivated solely by money or gain; N.

The meaning of the word mercenary is motivated solely by money or gain; N..

Random words

WordMeaning
meteoriclike a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
intractableunruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
toutpromote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
paragonmodel of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
indeterminateuncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
wizenedshriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
raucous(of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
transgressionviolation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
ignitekindle; light; catch fire or set fire to