GRE Word List

REFUTE

disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation

The meaning of the word refute is disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation.

Random words

WordMeaning
transmutetransform; change; convert to something different
voluminoushaving great volume (as of a garment or container); bulky; large
inquisitorquestioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
contextwritings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
bacchanalnoisy party with a lot of drinking
snufflesniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
insouciantwithout concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
limboregion near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
humbleof low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others; unassuming; not proud; V. humiliate: make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others