GRE Word List

PERIGEE

point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee

The meaning of the word perigee is point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee.

Random words

WordMeaning
ostracizebanish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
mementotoken; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit
agglomerationcollection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
resortturn to for help; Ex. resort to violence; N.
passeold-fashioned; past the prime
represshold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
volleysimultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
astringentbinding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
retributiondeserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
consternationgreat shock; dismay