GRE Word List

ANIMOSITY

active enmity

The meaning of the word animosity is active enmity.

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WordMeaning
gruffrough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
obsoleteoutmoded; no longer used
dementedinsane
prostratestretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
tartsharp to the taste; acid-tasting; caustic; sarcastic; Ex. tart apple/reply
impromptuwithout previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
earthyunrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
controvertoppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
arraigncharge in court; indict
stereotypeone regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer