GRE Word List

POSTULATE

self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)

The meaning of the word postulate is self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument).

Random words

WordMeaning
drosswaste matter; worthless impurities
nirvanain Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
homespundomestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
sleeksmooth and shining (as from good health); V.
compulsoryobligatory; that must be done
foulvery bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
edificebuilding (of imposing size)
moodinessfits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
disarraystate of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
contritepenitent; repentant; N. contrition