GRE Word List

ASPERSION

slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on

The meaning of the word aspersion is slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on.

Random words

WordMeaning
rectifyset right; correct; CF. rect-: right
rubrictitle or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
wangleachieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
apotheosiselevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
glossysmooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners
soliloquytalking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
dominantexercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
metaphorimplied comparison; CF. simile
baroquehighly ornate
testatormaker of a will; CF. testatrix