GRE Word List

ADVENTITIOUS

accidental; casual; happening by chance

The meaning of the word adventitious is accidental; casual; happening by chance.

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WordMeaning
encomiasticpraising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
chastisepunish as by beating; criticize severely
quackcharlatan; impostor
scavengehunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
implysuggest a meaning not expressed; signify
iconreligious image; idol; image or representation
mayheminjury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
hallucinationdelusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
mangeskin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
vitrioliccausing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass