GRE Word List

ORDAIN

decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination

The meaning of the word ordain is decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination.

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WordMeaning
predilectionpreference; partiality
scrimmagedisorderly fight between two or more people
waxincrease gradually (as the moon); grow
appreciatebe thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
aristocracyhereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
desecrateprofane; violate the sanctity of
paupervery poor person
hedonistone who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
renditionrendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
conciliatoryreconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)