GRE Word List

ARDOR

heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent

The meaning of the word ardor is heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent.

Random words

WordMeaning
spartanwithout attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
protrudestick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
antagonismhostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
proprietyfitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
wardadministrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
necromancyblack magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
contentiousquarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
allegestate without proof
unctuousoily; bland; insincerely suave