GRE Word List


strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth

The meaning of the word travail is strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth.

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pandemicwidespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
banalhackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; cliched
recidivismhabitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
stampstep on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.
succulentjuicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
passeold-fashioned; past the prime
vicarparish priest; representative
abeyancesuspended action
ambulatoryable to walk