GRE Word List


quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)

The meaning of the word charlatan is quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine).

Random words

zestouter skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
waxincrease gradually (as the moon); grow
arrhythmiclacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
roterepetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
filialpertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
lotobject used in making a determination at random; fate; piece of land
peccadilloslight offense or fault; CF. sin
squashcrush; quash; suppress
pejorative(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.