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
pusillanimouscowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
touchingcausing a feeling of pity or sympathy; pathetic; V. touch: cause to feel pity or sympathy; ADJ. touched
effronteryrudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
refutedisprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
decreeauthoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
spoofparody
interimmeantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
constitutionconstituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
squabbleminor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
continenceself-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent