GRE Word List


tear made by rending; rip; split

The meaning of the word rent is tear made by rending; rip; split.

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obituarydeath notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
rectitudemoral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
scufflestruggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
effectuateeffect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
semblanceoutward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
whinecomplain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
alimonypayments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
protagonistleader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
carnivorousmeat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
liaisoncontact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection