GRE Word List


include (as a member of a group); encompass

The meaning of the word subsume is include (as a member of a group); encompass.

Random words

chicanerytrickery; deception
soporificsleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
apiaristperson who keeps bees
occludeshut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
statutelaw enacted by the legislature
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
proletarianmember of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
overtopen to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
consecratededicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
ethereallike a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air