GRE Word List

CATASTROPHE

calamity ; disaster

The meaning of the word catastrophe is calamity ; disaster.

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WordMeaning
salubrioushealthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
hurtlecrash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
douseplunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
aghastfilled with great surprise or fear; horrified
rococoornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
temporizegain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
fitsudden outburst of an illness or feeling; convulsion caused by epilepsy
rapturegreat joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
crypticmysterious; hidden; secret
partialincomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something