GRE Word List
The meaning of the word despondent is without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection.
|humus||substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil|
|unwonted||unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.|
|solecism||nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette|
|coalition||partnership; league; union of separate political parties|
|materialism||preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)|
|felon||person convicted of a grave crime; CF. felony: serious crime|