GRE Word List

WREST

obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp

The meaning of the word wrest is obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp.

Random words

WordMeaning
misconstrueinterpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
libidopsychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
cavilquibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
lucideasily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
degradationhumiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
ordaindecree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
galewindstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
indicativesuggestive; implying; serving to indicate
vanguardforerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
lackadaisicallacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid