GRE Word List
The meaning of the word tonsure is shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V..
|rehabilitate||restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of|
|fiat||command; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done|
|forge||counterfeit; 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|
|wrest||obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp|
|clairvoyant||having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance|
|windfall||fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event|