GRE Word List


scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible

The meaning of the word contempt is scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible.

Random words

extirpateroot up; uproot; destroy completely
incidentevent; event that causes a crisis
incursiontemporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
stanchstop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
desiccatedry up
elaborationaddition of details; intricacy
prurienthaving or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
treatisearticle treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
somberdark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
overturemusical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace