GRE Word List


flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved

The meaning of the word adulation is flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved.

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bandydiscuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
attesttestify; bear witness
ghastlyhorrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
circumlocutionindirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
avuncularof or like an uncle
floeflat mass of floating ice
embryonicundeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
effervescenceinner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
adroitskillful (in using mind or hand)
equinoxperiod of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial