GRE Word List

SUBLIMATE

refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state

The meaning of the word sublimate is refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state.

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conjurecause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
pertinaciousholding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
gargantuanhuge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
high-flownhighly pretentious or inflated
leoninelike a lion
conjugalpertaining to marriage
seminalrelated to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
forebearsancestors
touchstonestone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
incandescentstrikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle