GRE Word List

TONSURE

shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.

The meaning of the word tonsure is shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V..

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WordMeaning
rehabilitaterestore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
fiatcommand; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done
forgecounterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
braggadocioboasting
devoidempty; lacking
wrestobtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
cascadesmall waterfall
bafflefrustrate; perplex
clairvoyanthaving foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
windfallfallen fruit; unexpected lucky event