GRE Word List

SCOURGE

lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict

The meaning of the word scourge is lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict.

Random words

WordMeaning
supplicatepetition humbly; pray to grant a favor
savorypleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
entranceput under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
precedentpreceding (in time, rank, etc.)
penanceself-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
hovelshack; small wretched house
detrimentalharmful; damaging; N. detriment
brawnymuscular; having well-developed muscles
conversantfamiliar with; having knowledge of
swear-wordword considered offensive; Ex. ``bloody''