GRE Word List

PREVAIL

be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something

The meaning of the word prevail is be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something.

Random words

WordMeaning
rejoinderreply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
mitevery small object or insect-like creature; small coin
palletsmall poor bed; Ex. straw pallet
proneinclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
cantankerousill-humored; irritable
rantspeak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech; Ex. The priest ranted about the devil.
muggy(of weather) warm and damp
tentativenot fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
serendipitygift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip