GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #1
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word vigilant is watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance.
|relic||surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.|
|perennial||something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring|
|equivocal||(of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal|
|subside||sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate|
|shun||keep away from; avoid deliberately; Ex. She has been shunned by her neighbors.|
|overturn||turn over; capsize; topple|
|affront||insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally|
|futile||useless; hopeless; ineffectual|
|discredit||defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful|