GRE Word List

SANCTUARY

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

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
incredulouswithholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
posteritydescendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
crossbad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
inditewrite; compose
monolithicsolidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
nepotismfavoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
bruntmain impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
reconditeabstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
codaconcluding section of a musical or literary composition
prehensilecapable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails