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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
mollifysoothe an angry person
servileslavish; cringing; N. servility
pillorypunish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
glossysmooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners
morguemortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation
compoundcombine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
pharisaicalpertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
physiologicalpertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
turbulencestate of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
elasticable to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material

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