GRE Word List

SANCTUARY

place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.

Essential English Words with Meanin...
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #3

The meaning of the word sanctuary is place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church..

Random words

WordMeaning
piedpiebald; variegated(many-colored); multicolored
punitivepunishing; Ex. punitive measures
protractprolong; lengthen in time; draw out
cuisinestyle of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
panegyricformal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
civilhaving 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
seducelead away from proper conduct; entice; ADJ. seductive
squashcrush; quash; suppress
ostensibleapparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
topographyphysical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place