GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #1
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word subjugate is conquer; bring under control.
|discomfit||frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb|
|adage||wise saying; proverb|
|iniquitous||wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity|
|staid||serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony|
|spoonerism||accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner|
|blatant||extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy|
|stratified||divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify|
|pall||become boring; grow tiresome|
|intelligentsia||intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)|