GRE Word List

CASTIGATION

punishment; severe criticism or disapproval

The meaning of the word castigation is punishment; severe criticism or disapproval.

Random words

WordMeaning
simianmonkeylike; N: ape or monkey
awfulterrible; very bad
mawkishmushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
egoismexcessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
construeexplain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
profusiongreat amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
transcendentexceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
dissidentdissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
primeperiod of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare
wheedledeceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her