GRE Word List

DOLDRUMS

a spell of listlessness or despondency

The meaning of the word doldrums is a spell of listlessness or despondency.

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WordMeaning
perquisitea privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary or wages
cabalthe contrived schemes of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as to overturn a government)
scholarlyof, characteristic of, or suitable to learned persons : learned
overseesurvey
diaphanouscharacterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through
falsifyto prove or declare false : disprove
fatalisma doctrine that events are fixed in advance so that human beings are powerless to change them
filibusteran irregular military adventurer
nauticalof, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships
contendto strive or vie in contest or rivalry or against difficulties : struggle