GRE Word List

SONOROUS

resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound

The meaning of the word sonorous is resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound.

Random words

WordMeaning
gentlekindly; soft; mild; of good family
cohortsgroup of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
subdueless intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
distracttake (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
pacifistone opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
pursepucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles; N: wallet
precinctdivision of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
catalystagent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
pryinquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying