GRE Word List

DEMERIT

fault; bad quality

The meaning of the word demerit is fault; bad quality.

Random words

WordMeaning
equivocal(of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
devisethink up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
germanepertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
nominalin name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
stampstep on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.
litanysupplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
granarystorehouse for grain
pervasivespread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
maniacalraging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
slavishof or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original