GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word sanctuary is place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church..
|pied||piebald; variegated(many-colored); multicolored|
|punitive||punishing; Ex. punitive measures|
|protract||prolong; lengthen in time; draw out|
|cuisine||style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine|
|panegyric||formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.|
|civil||having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic|
|seduce||lead away from proper conduct; entice; ADJ. seductive|
|squash||crush; quash; suppress|
|ostensible||apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition|
|topography||physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place|