GRE Word List

DERISION

the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt

The meaning of the word derision is the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt.

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WordMeaning
freneticmarked by fast and energetic, disordered, or anxiety-driven activity : frenzied
subjugateto bring under control and governance as a subject : conquer
trancestupor
indulgentwilling to allow excessive leniency, generosity, or consideration : indulging or characterized by indulgence
tartagreeably sharp or acid to the taste
gratifyto be a source of or give pleasure or satisfaction to
reticentinclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech : reserved
specka small discoloration or spot especially from stain or decay
congruentcongruous
tantalizeto tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach