GRE Word List

SECT

separate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group

The meaning of the word sect is separate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group.

Random words

WordMeaning
extrapolationprojection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
lullmoment of calm; period of reduced activity; Ex. a lull in the rain; V: cause to become less active; cause to sleep or rest; Ex. lull the opponents into a false sense of security; CF. lullaby
shovepush forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
callowyouthful; immature; inexperienced
bunglemismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
decompositiondecay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
tarantulavenomous spider
pursepucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles; N: wallet
gamelyin a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
fractiousunruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse