GRE Word List


to look down on with disrespect or aversion

The meaning of the word despise is to look down on with disrespect or aversion.

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parablea usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
murkycharacterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke
litigationthe act, process, or practice of settling a dispute in a court of law : the act or process of litigating
elaborationplanned or carried out with great care
extricateto free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty
commiserateto feel or express sympathy : condole
pejorativea word or phrase that has negative connotations (see connotation
valorstrength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness : personal bravery
snickerto laugh in a covert or partly suppressed manner : titter