GRE Word List

EPITHET

word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)

The meaning of the word epithet is word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous).

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WordMeaning
interpolateinsert between
nominalin name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
rampartdefensive mound of earth
cankerany ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
unkemptdisheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
paradoxsomething apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
equabletranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
blemishmar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
throngcrowd (of people or things); V.
mysticof hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism