GRE Word List

CACOPHONOUS

discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds

The meaning of the word cacophonous is discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds.

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carousaldrunken revel; V. carouse
bastionstronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
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beatificgiving or showing bliss; blissful
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declivitydownward slope