GRE Word List

ROTE

repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote

The meaning of the word rote is repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote.

Random words

WordMeaning
compostmixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
phoenixsymbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
championshipposition of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
tempermoderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
herbivorousgrain-eating; CF. herbivore
clippersailing vessel built for great speed
revelryboisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
poseurperson who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
plumefeather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke: ΉφΌΈ ±ΈΈ§
surlybad-tempered; rude; cross