GRE Word List

COLLOQUIAL

pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression

The meaning of the word colloquial is pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression.

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WordMeaning
summationact of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
padrechaplain (in the armed forces)
lampoonridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
ruffianviolent scoundrel; bully
ruddyreddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
malignanttending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
bandydiscuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
besiegesurround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
ostracizebanish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
physiognomyface (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features