GRE Word List


soil; defile; make dirty

The meaning of the word besmirch is soil; defile; make dirty.

Random words

analgesiacondition of being unable to feel pain
zestouter skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
stratumlayer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
confidanttrusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
eccentricityoddity; idiosyncrasy
rendergive; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate; Ex. render the song beautifully
recuperaterecover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
facetiousjoking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
insipidlacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
shoddymade of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick