GRE Word List

MORTIFY

to subject to severe and vexing embarrassment : shame

The meaning of the word mortify is to subject to severe and vexing embarrassment : shame.

Random words

WordMeaning
expletivea syllable, word, or phrase inserted to fill a vacancy (as in a sentence or a metrical line) without adding to the sense
exacerbateto make more violent, bitter, or severe
inceptionan act, process, or instance of beginning : commencement
stanchto check or stop the flowing of
pendingduring
lagone that lags or is last
anthema song or hymn of praise or gladness
impersonalhaving no personal reference or connection
wanderluststrong longing for or impulse toward wandering
forbearancea refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due