GRE Word List

PROFANE

violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things

The meaning of the word profane is violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things.

Random words

WordMeaning
celestialheavenly
checkeredmarked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
exposepublic revelation of something discreditable
temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
disapprobationdisapproval; condemnation
reaperone who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
erodeeat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
ideologysystem of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
heraldmessenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
plenary(of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power