GRE Word List

RELINQUISH

give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm

The meaning of the word relinquish is give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm.

Random words

WordMeaning
inextricablefrom which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
insubstantiallacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
instigatestart; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
ventriloquistsomeone who can make his or her voice seem to come from another person or thing (without moving lips or jaws); N. ventriloquism, ventriloquy
coiffurehairstyle
pigmentcoloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
loathedetest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
badinageteasing conversation; banter; joking talk
phalanxformation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
approbationapproval