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GRE Word List

DIRE

warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food

The meaning of the word dire is warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food.

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WordMeaning
moodinessfits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
venompoison (of an animal); hatred; Ex. remarks full of venom; ADJ. venomous
chucklelaugh quietly
imperceptibleunnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
offensiveattacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
horticulturalpertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
defrockstrip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
exhumedig out of the ground; remove from a grave
polity(particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
blasphemyirreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege