GRE Word List

PALEONTOLOGY

study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents

The meaning of the word paleontology is study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents.

Random words

WordMeaning
tempestuousstormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
inflatedexaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
subsidydirect financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
circumspectprudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
indomitableunconquerable; unyielding
voyeurPeeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others
boisterousviolent; rough; noisy
sectseparate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group
perversioncorruption; turning from right to wrong
paranoiapsychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac