GRE Word List

RECONNAISSANCE

survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)

The meaning of the word reconnaissance is survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information).

Random words

WordMeaning
thriftycareful about money; economical; N. thrift
mentorcounselor; teacher
cloutgreat influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
palpitatethrob; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
symbiosisinterdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
contagioninfection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
statutorycreated by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
clownact stupidly; play the fool; N.
occludeshut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
mutinousunruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer