GRE Word List

ANTICLIMAX

the usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea

The meaning of the word anticlimax is the usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea.

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WordMeaning
pompositypompous demeanor, speech, or behavior
grandiosecharacterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration
bewareto be on one's guard
fraudulentcharacterized by, based on, or done by fraud : deceitful
spectruma continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed (as by passage through a prism) so that its component wavelengths are arranged in order
satiricalof, relating to, or constituting satire
monotonytedious sameness
blareto sound loud and strident
mawkishlacking flavor or having an unpleasant taste
forthrightfree from ambiguity or evasiveness : going straight to the point