GRE Word List


weird; causing fear because strange

The meaning of the word eerie is weird; causing fear because strange.

Random words

exculpateclear from blame or guilt
contrivedunnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
irrepressibleunable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
defiancerefusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
ensconcesettle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
interdictprohibit; forbid; N.
featuredistinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
sparegive; use; refrain from harming; save from experiencing; exempt; Ex. spare me 5 minutes; Ex. Take this money and spare my life; Ex. The emperor was spared the onus; ADJ: kept in reserve; free for other use; unoccupied; Ex. spare time
erraticodd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
trajectorypath taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet