GRE Word List

CALUMNY

malicious misrepresentation; slander

The meaning of the word calumny is malicious misrepresentation; slander.

Random words

WordMeaning
supposititiousassumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
gloatexpress evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
ceremoniousmarked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
fictitiousimaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
unequivocalplain; clear; obvious
allegestate without proof
inklinghint; slight indication
entityreal being
putativesupposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
erodeeat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.