GRE Word List


manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength

The meaning of the word virile is manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength.

Random words

passeold-fashioned; past the prime
fetishobject believed to have spiritual powers; object of excessive attention or reverence; CF. fetishism
modicumlimited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
sirenapparatus for making sounds; womanlike creature
refectorydining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
wardadministrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert
encipherencode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
overwhelm(of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
rapaciousvoracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
nocturnaldone or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne