GRE Word List


acted upon by an external agency

The meaning of the word passive is acted upon by an external agency.

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inextricableforming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free
far-fetchedbrought from a remote time or place
ordeala primitive means used to determine guilt or innocence by submitting the accused to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under supernatural control
ratifyto approve and sanction formally : confirm
malaisean indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness
badgerany of various burrowing mammals (especially Taxidea taxus and Meles meles) of the weasel family that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
analgesiainsensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
polarof or relating to a geographic pole or the region around it
doteto exhibit mental decline of or like that of old age : be in one's dotage