GRE Word List

CRYPTIC

mysterious; hidden; secret

The meaning of the word cryptic is mysterious; hidden; secret.

Random words

WordMeaning
taxonomistspecialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification
irrevocableunalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
replenishfill up again
polygamistone who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
despondentwithout hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
quashcrush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
wringtwist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
swampwetland; marsh; V: flood; overwhelm; drench in with liquid
colossusgigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
inveigledeceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly