GRE Word List

POSTHUMOUS

after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel

The meaning of the word posthumous is after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel.

Random words

WordMeaning
galvanizestimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
exertioneffort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
chroniclong established as a disease
fordplace where a river can be crossed on foot; V.
parameterlimit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
exclaimcry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
cleavesplit or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
beliecontradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
repositorystorehouse
quirksudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate