GRE Word List

BROMIDE

platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement

The meaning of the word bromide is platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement.

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WordMeaning
impuissancepowerlessness; feebleness
humilityhumbleness of spirit
pertinentsuitable; to the point; relevant
run-down(of a place) dilapidated; in a bad condition; (of a person) weak or exhausted
ascendancycontrolling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
titillatetickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
disaffecteddisloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
veneerthin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
monotheismbelief in one God
disseminatedistribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)