GRE Word List

ADVERSITY

a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune

The meaning of the word adversity is a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune.

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WordMeaning
burlesquea literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggeration or comic imitation
penumbraa space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light
homespunspun or made at home
interiman intervening time : interval
obfuscateto throw into shadow : darken
incandescentwhite, glowing, or luminous with intense heat
delineateto describe, portray, or set forth with accuracy or in detail
intuitionthe power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
hirsutehairy
deploreto feel or express grief for