GRE Word List

RELIC

surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.

The meaning of the word relic is surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X..

Random words

WordMeaning
fetishobject believed to have spiritual powers; object of excessive attention or reverence; CF. fetishism
overblowninflated; exaggerated
stintsupply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. without stint
remittransmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
corpulentvery fat; N. corpulence
redoubtableformidable; causing fear
vigilantwatchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
carcinogeniccausing cancer; N. carcinogen
untenable(of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
pendanthanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)