GRE Word List

RATIONALE

an explanation of controlling principles of opinion, belief, practice, or phenomena

The meaning of the word rationale is an explanation of controlling principles of opinion, belief, practice, or phenomena.

Random words

WordMeaning
killjoyone who spoils the pleasure of others
euthanasiathe act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (such as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy
enormityan outrageous, improper, vicious, or immoral act
carnivoroussubsisting or feeding on animal tissues
cannyclever
deftcharacterized by facility and skill
imposturethe act or practice of deceiving by means of an assumed character or name
accostto approach and speak to (someone) in an often challenging or aggressive way
tribunea Roman official under the monarchy and the republic with the function of protecting the plebeian citizen from arbitrary action by the patrician magistrates
monarchyundivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person