GRE Word List

PROLOGUE

introduction (to a poem or play)

The meaning of the word prologue is introduction (to a poem or play).

Random words

WordMeaning
menacethreat; V: threaten
conservatoryschool of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
peremptorydemanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
heinousatrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
factotumhandyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
aberrationdeviation from the normal; mental disorder
forbearancepatience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
rampantgrowing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
encumberburden; N. encumbrance
bouillonclear beef (or meat) soup