GRE Word List

PROPHYLACTIC

used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease

The meaning of the word prophylactic is used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease.

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WordMeaning
relentbecome less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
metropolislarge city
raconteurstory-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
seamysordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
somnambulistsleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
pallidpale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
morbidgiven to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
rampantgrowing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
sanctionapprove; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
mausoleummonumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos