GRE Word List


make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb

The meaning of the word roil is make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb.

Random words

compellingoverpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
hubrisarrogance; excessive self-conceit
pugilistboxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
forbearancepatience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
meteoriclike a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
decrepitweak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
privationlack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
bustpiece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest; Ex. crimebuster
confoundconfuse; puzzle
synopticproviding a general overview; summary; N. synopsis