GRE Word List

ATROCITY

brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious

The meaning of the word atrocity is brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious.

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unscathedunharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
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nauseatecause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
astringentbinding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
berserkmad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
cronehag; ugly old woman
chimericalfantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
soliloquytalking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
proximitynearness; ADJ. proximate
sidetrackswitch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track