GRE Word List


weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath

The meaning of the word undermine is weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath.

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anthropomorphichaving human form or characteristics
scaffoldtemporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
tantalizetease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
seminalrelated to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
swear-wordword considered offensive; Ex. ``bloody''
volublefluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
rendsplit; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
upshotoutcome; final result
elatedfilled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation