GRE Word List


secure grasp or hold; firm grasp or footing

The meaning of the word purchase is secure grasp or hold; firm grasp or footing.

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defiancerefusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
ubiquitousbeing everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
sepulchertomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
riddlepierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)
resentmentindignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
roilmake liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
occludeshut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
evokecall forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
fazedisconcert; dismay; embarrass
whimsicalcapricious; fanciful; amusingly strange