GRE Word List


burden; responsibility

The meaning of the word onus is burden; responsibility.

Random words

cueword or signal (as in a play to prompt another actor's speech or entrance); reminder or hint; V: give a cue to
deviateturn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
decimatekill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
generalityvague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
arbitraryunreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
avidgreedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
phalanxformation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
verbatimword for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly
vaporizeturn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)
acquittaldeliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner