GRE Word List


mortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation

The meaning of the word morgue is mortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation.

Random words

scrupulousconscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
scruplehesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
disclaimdisown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
figmentinvention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
vanguardforerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
consonanceharmony; agreement
corpuscollection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
faunaanimals of a period or region; CF. flora
tickletouch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter; please
superannuatedretired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete