GRE Word List


dismay; shock deeply

The meaning of the word appall is dismay; shock deeply.

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circumlocutionindirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
ideologysystem of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
smeltmelt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
scaffoldtemporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
winsomecharming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
rampslope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
functionalmade for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
spendthriftsomeone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
baitharass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
reticentinclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence