GRE Word List

DISCOURSE

serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.

The meaning of the word discourse is serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V..

Random words

WordMeaning
rigorseverity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
bevylarge group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
apocryphal(of a story) widely believed but untrue
usurylending money at illegal high rates of interest
soarrise or fly high in the air; Ex. The rocket soared into the sky.
emendcorrect (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
rotund(of a person) fat and round
pessimismbelief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
pert(esp. of a girl or young woman) impertinent; forward; trim; jaunty; Ex. pert young miss/hat
hostageperson who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands