GRE Word List


cut down; cut down expenses; economize

The meaning of the word retrench is cut down; cut down expenses; economize.

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incongruitylack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
graze(of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
advocatespeak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
blackballvote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
onusburden; responsibility
obligatorybinding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
besiegesurround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
tremuloustrembling; wavering
friskmove about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
inasmuch_assince; owing to the fact that