GRE Word List

AFFLICTION

state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on

The meaning of the word affliction is state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on.

Random words

WordMeaning
murmurlow, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
explicateexplain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
unseemlyunbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
rafflelottery; V: award as a prize in a raffle; Ex. raffle off a new car
tacitunderstood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
unassailablenot open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
wrenchtwist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.
sluggishlazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
nipsnip off; stop something's growth or development; bite; make numb with cold; Ex. nip the plan; Ex. A guard dog nipped the postman; Ex. fingers nipped by the extreme chill
antithesiscontrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical