GRE Word List

REPRESS

hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion

The meaning of the word repress is hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion.

Random words

WordMeaning
brocaderich, figured(patterned) fabric
atypicalnot normal; not typical
chucklelaugh quietly
misgivingsdoubts
peerone who has equal standing with another; nobleman; V: look intently; N. peerage; CF. peeress
compulsoryobligatory; that must be done
grislyghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
hazardousdangerous
wrenchtwist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.
ungainly(of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument