GRE Word List

CIRCUITOUS

roundabout

The meaning of the word circuitous is roundabout.

Random words

WordMeaning
plaintiveexpressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
complianceconformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
condescend(derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
cynicalskeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
thrallslave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
disbursepay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
aptitudefitness; talent
luridwild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
gentilitythose of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
eonlong period of time; an age; longest division of geologic time containing two or more eras