GRE Word List

RECONCILE

make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs

The meaning of the word reconcile is make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs.

Random words

WordMeaning
attentivealert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
wither(of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
conglomeratecorporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
inopportuneuntimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
incantationsinging or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
ingratiatebecome popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
urgentcompelling immediate action; pressing; persistent; importunate; Ex. urgent in his demands
snickerhalf-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
shavingvery thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
doltslow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull