GRE Word List

CALAMITY

disaster; misery

The meaning of the word calamity is disaster; misery.

Random words

WordMeaning
spartanwithout attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
boisterousviolent; rough; noisy
thwartblock or hinder; baffle; frustrate
illuminatebrighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
wreakinflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
tribunalcourt of justice
impunityfreedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
promptcause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue
rampslope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
vestigetrace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion