GRE Word List

BLOTCH

spot; blot; CF. blot+botch

The meaning of the word blotch is spot; blot; CF. blot+botch.

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WordMeaning
afflictionstate of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
lackadaisicallacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
senilityold age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
brandtrademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
betraybe unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
mediumelement that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
furtivestealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
industriousdiligent; hard-working; N. industry
gastronomyart and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
bowdlerizeexpurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler