GRE Word List

CIRCUMLOCUTION

indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)

The meaning of the word circumlocution is indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly).

Random words

WordMeaning
valorbravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
languorlack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
statichaving no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
ovationenthusiastic applause
indulgeyield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
fleetfast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
vagranthomeless wanderer
sinisterevil; ominous
covetousavaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
titternervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.