GRE Word List

PRIVATION

lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive

The meaning of the word privation is lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive.

Random words

WordMeaning
retroactivetaking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
inanesilly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
stiltedbombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal
venerabledeserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
sledgelarge sled drawn by work animals
compatibleharmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
genuflectbend the knee as in worship
languishlose animation or strength
occultmysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
relapsereturn to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.