GRE Word List


allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society

The meaning of the word permissive is allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society.

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concisebrief and compact
materialismpreoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
dissolutiondisintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
arraigncharge in court; indict
energizeinvigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
tenetdoctrine; dogma
preemptprevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
glossarybrief explanation of words used in the text
profligatewasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
minionservile dependent; obsequious follower