GRE Word List

DERIDE

ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect

The meaning of the word deride is ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect.

Random words

WordMeaning
irreverencelack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
habitatnatural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
futileuseless; hopeless; ineffectual
gaffesocial blunder
trenchantcutting; incisive; keen
exertioneffort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
haltinghesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
chanttune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
wastrelwaster; profligate
multiformhaving many forms