GRE Word List

PENANCE

self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent

The meaning of the word penance is self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent.

Random words

WordMeaning
impenitentnot repentant
vestigetrace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
interrogatequestion closely; cross-examine; cross-question
transmutetransform; change; convert to something different
crescendoincrease in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
disinterestedunprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
incenseenrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
glutinoussticky; viscous; gluey
perorationconclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
dotagesenility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage