GRE Word List


resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to

The meaning of the word recourse is resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to.

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nondescriptundistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
detrimentalharmful; damaging; N. detriment
deviateturn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
insolventbankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
indemnifymake secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
centigradedenoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
dubiousquestionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
catechismbook for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
sybaritelover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
frolicplay and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs