GRE Word List



The meaning of the word subaltern is subordinate.

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defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
mockridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
amuletcharm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
preposterousabsurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
artificedeception; trickery
pettytrivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
avertprevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
tingegive a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
betrothbecome engaged to marry
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