GRE Word List

PRETEXT

a purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention or state of affairs

The meaning of the word pretext is a purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention or state of affairs.

Random words

WordMeaning
fleecethe coat of wool covering a wool-bearing animal (such as a sheep)
spectruma continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed (as by passage through a prism) so that its component wavelengths are arranged in order
incubateto sit on (eggs) so as to hatch by the warmth of the body
outlawa person excluded from the benefit or protection of the law
jauntysprightly in manner or appearance : lively
maledictioncurse
propheticof, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
misdemeanora crime less serious than a felony (see felony
presumeto undertake without leave or clear justification : dare
valedictoryof or relating to a valediction : expressing or containing a farewell