GRE Word List


empty; lacking

The meaning of the word devoid is empty; lacking.

Random words

adulationflattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
viandfood; CF. live
pretensionpretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
titillatetickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
vicariousexperienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
repellentdriving away; disgusting; offensive; repulsive; unattractive; N.
purportedalleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
explicateexplain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
finerybeautiful clothes for a special occasion
plumberone who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)