GRE Word List


to insult especially to the face by behavior or language

The meaning of the word affront is to insult especially to the face by behavior or language.

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buffooneryfoolish or playful behavior or practice
symbiosisthe living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms (as in parasitism or commensalism)
pinchto squeeze between the finger and thumb or between the jaws of an instrument
trinketa small ornament (such as a jewel or ring)
pharisaicalmarked by hypocritical censorious self-righteousness
liena charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty ordinarily arising by operation of law
taxonomistthe study of the general principles of scientific classification : systematics
rectitudethe quality or state of being straight
disaffecteddiscontented and resentful especially against authority : rebellious
condoneto regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless