GRE Word List

DENOTATION

meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation

The meaning of the word denotation is meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation.

Random words

WordMeaning
foulvery bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
alluvialpertaining to soil deposits left by running water
vendorseller
grovelcrawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
nigglespend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
secularworldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
murmurlow, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
etymologystudy of word parts; study of the origins of words
mayheminjury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
surfeitsatiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food