GRE Word List

ENDEARMENT

fond word or act; expression of affection

The meaning of the word endearment is fond word or act; expression of affection.

Random words

WordMeaning
detractionslandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
inexorablerelentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
valedictionsaying farewell; expression of leave-taking
plumberone who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
tractabledocile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
alluderefer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
virtuegoodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
overturemusical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
mercantileconcerning trade or merchants