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GRE Word List

VULTURE

carrion-eating birds

The meaning of the word vulture is carrion-eating birds.

Random words

WordMeaning
adjurationsolemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
posthumousafter death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
actuatemotivate; activate; cause to act
usurpseize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
germearliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe
scintillatesparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
conceptionbeginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
retributiondeserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
thesisopinion put forward and supported by reasoned arguments
tenaciousholding fast (as to a belief); persistent

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