GRE Word List

OSSIFY

change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas

The meaning of the word ossify is change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas.

Random words

WordMeaning
multilingualhaving many languages; fluent in several languages
fanciedimagined; unreal
striatedmarked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
conscriptdraftee; person forced into military service; V.
championsupport militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
practicablefeasible
litanysupplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
derelictionneglect of duty; abandonment
miscellanymixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
pettytrivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded