GRE Word List

PERSONIFY

represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification

The meaning of the word personify is represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification.

Random words

WordMeaning
stratumlayer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
reprehensibledeserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
appriseinform
nonsensespeech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
havocwidespread damage; disorder; chaos
trinketknickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
pursepucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles; N: wallet
idyllshort poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
medleymixture
vapidlacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture