GRE Word List


bow (to show respect and obedience)

The meaning of the word obeisance is bow (to show respect and obedience).

Random words

scofflaugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
anguishacute pain; extreme suffering
precursorforerunner; predecessor
pitfallhidden danger; concealed trap
gerrymanderchange voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
graduatearrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
besmirchsoil; defile; make dirty
harpingtiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
behoovebe suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
parochialnarrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes