GRE Word List

PLIGHT

difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament

The meaning of the word plight is difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament.

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WordMeaning
retortquick sharp reply; V.
knaveuntrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
institutionalizemake into an institution; put or confine in an institution
chastemorally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
heterogeneousdissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
vignettesmall drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
fakenot genuine; N: one that is not genuine; impostor; sham; V: counterfeit; Ex. fake the results of the experiment/the signature
ascendancycontrolling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
gangrenedecay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
saturatesoak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity