GRE Word List


diabolic; devilish; fiendish

The meaning of the word diabolical is diabolic; devilish; fiendish.

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rhetoricart of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
shrewscolding woman; very small mouselike animal
supererogatorysuperfluous; more than needed or demanded
surreptitiousdone secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
converseopposite; ADJ.
protegeperson receiving protection and support from a patron
percussionstriking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
shardfragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
appalldismay; shock deeply