GRE Word List

SURVEILLANCE

close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding

The meaning of the word surveillance is close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding.

Random words

WordMeaning
profusiongreat amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
sovereignruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
shiftchange position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
pervasivespread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
coyshy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer¸¦ ¹Þ¾ÒÀ» ¶§
adulteratemake impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
reposeresting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
detractionslandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
toutpromote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism