GRE Word List


support or base as for a pillar or statue

The meaning of the word pedestal is support or base as for a pillar or statue.

Random words

aberrationdeviation from the normal; mental disorder
obsessiverelated to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
falsifymake (something written) false by changing
chaperonolder person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
sanguinarybloody; with much bloodshed
pragmaticpractical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
cannyshrewd in money matters; thrifty
asepticpreventing infection; having a cleansing effect
netherlower; Ex. nether garments/regions
endorseapprove; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal