GRE Word List

REPRISAL

retaliation

The meaning of the word reprisal is retaliation.

Random words

WordMeaning
rotundacircular building or hall covered with a dome
navigable(of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
quenchassuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
nourishprovide with food necessary for life and growth
inextricablefrom which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
billowingswelling out in waves; surging
occidentthe West
detrimentalharmful; damaging; N. detriment
parvenuupstart; newly rich person
inroadhostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid