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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
preenmake oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
piquantpleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
promptcause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue
abnegationrenunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
tepidlukewarm; slightly warm; ; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter
germearliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe
primaryfirst in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
tauntderide or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
insolventbankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
prudeexcessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety