GRE Word List


to drive or beat back : repel

The meaning of the word repulse is to drive or beat back : repel.

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consignto give over to another's care
dowseto plunge into water
siderealof, relating to, or expressed in relation to stars or constellations : astral
subpoenaa writ commanding a person designated in it to appear in court under a penalty for failure
litotesunderstatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary (as in "not a bad singer" or "not unhappy")
decoya pond into which wildfowl are lured for capture
vivisectionthe cutting of or operation on a living animal usually for physiological or pathological investigation
accretionthe process of growth or enlargement by a gradual buildup: such as
consistencyagreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole : correspondence
gravitydignity or sobriety of bearing