GRE Word List

DESPERATE

having lost hope

The meaning of the word desperate is having lost hope.

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WordMeaning
sonneta fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically 5-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme
explicateto give a detailed explanation of
interjectionan ejaculatory utterance usually lacking grammatical connection: such as
mangleto injure with deep disfiguring wounds by cutting, tearing, or crushing
profoundhaving intellectual depth and insight
quibbleto evade the point of an argument by caviling about words
litanya prayer consisting of a series of invocations and supplications by the leader with alternate responses by the congregation
peevishquerulous in temperament or mood : fretful
panaceaa remedy for all ills or difficulties : cure-all
jettisonto get rid of as superfluous or encumbering : omit or forgo as part of a plan or as the result of some other decision