GRE Word List


great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event

The meaning of the word adversity is great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event.

Random words

verisimilitudeappearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
inauguratebegin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
travestycopy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
snipshort quick cut with scissors; V: cut with scissors
mangyshabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
embracehug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
capsize(of a boat) turn over
commiseratefeel or express pity or sympathy for
platitudetrite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
seclusionisolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate