GRE Word List


having the qualities of balm : soothing

The meaning of the word balmy is having the qualities of balm : soothing.

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executeto carry out fully : put completely into effect
gloatto observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight
onomatopoeiathe naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss)
audita formal examination of an organization's or individual's accounts or financial situation
syllogisma deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")
homelysuggestive or characteristic of a place of residence or home
indolentaverse to activity, effort, or movement : habitually lazy
purportto have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming (something implied or inferred)
cantataa composition for one or more voices usually comprising solos, duets, recitatives, and choruses and sung to an instrumental accompaniment
buffeta blow especially with the hand