GRE Word List


an act of self-abasement, mortification (see mortification

The meaning of the word penance is an act of self-abasement, mortification (see mortification.

Random words

demagoguea leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
reactionaryrelating to, marked by, or favoring reaction
maneuvera military or naval movement
garrulousgiven to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
felicitousvery well suited or expressed : apt
scurryto move in or as if in a brisk pace : scamper
epochan event or a time marked by an event that begins a new period or development
forbearancea refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due
jaundiceyellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by the deposition of bile pigments